If you haven't been living under a rock for the past week, chances are you've seen the word 'Bandersnatch' all over your social media feed everytime you dare take a scroll, and for good reason. Bandersnatch is Netflix's latest film release as part of the science fiction anthology series, Black Mirror. But what makes Bandersnatch different from the rest of Black Mirror's already trippy arsenal? It's an adult interactive movie that allows the viewer to control the lead character's actions, which then determine how the rest of the story unfolds. The narrative turn reminds us of a less funny, more thrilling Stranger Than Fiction, except here, you're an unforgiving Emma Thompson with absolutely zero sense of direction to your own story. This type of format can then reportedly result into five main endings, each with a myriad of their own iterations, making the viewing experience different each time you watch it.
Rest assured the film's interactive feature isn't just a gimmick to garner internet clout. It actually plays a vital role to the premise. Set in 1984, a 19-year-old programmer attempts to adapt a choose-your-own-adventure novel into a video game. Played by Dunkirk's Fionn Whitehead, Stefan soon finds himself and his actions being dictacted by an entity beyond him and his reality. What happens next to this ambitious young man? Well, that's completely up to you. Literally.
Get to know more about the making of Bandersnatch in the Netflix exclusive below.
You can also check out the video below for more behind-the-scenes secrets.