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'Black Mirror: Bandersnatch': Game maker loses his mind in trailer

By Wade Sheridan
'Black Mirror: Bandersnatch': Game maker loses his mind in trailer
Fionn Whitehead stars in the new trailer for Netflix film, "Black Mirror: Bandersnatch." File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

Dec. 27 (UPI) -- A video game project is driving a developer insane in the first trailer for Netflix's upcoming Black Mirror standalone film, Black Mirror: Bandersnatch.

The clip, released Thursday, follows Stefan (Fionn Whitehead), a video game developer in the 1980s who comes up with an idea to develop a game based on an adventure novel titled Bandersnatch.

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As Stefan starts to work on the game, he begins to lose touch with reality and has vivid dreams.

"You're not in control," a woman on a television screen says.

Black Mirror: Bandersnatch is set to arrive on Netflix on Dec. 28. Will Poulter and Asim Chaudhry are also set to star with David Slade directing.

"In 1984, a young programmer begins to question reality as he adapts a sprawling fantasy novel into a video game and soon faces a mind-mangling challenge. Welcome back," reads a synopsis.

The special is not a part of Black Mirror Season 5 which is expected to arrive on the streaming service in 2019. The anthology series was renewed for a fifth season in March.

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