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Chris Hemsworth’s new Netflix torture film has black mirror vibes

With a new one black mirror Season still very much in the embryonic stages of development, fans of the show will have to look elsewhere for its dystopian resolution. And one Netflix movie in particular has turned out to be perfect black mirror Substitute.

spider head, starring Chris Hemsworth, is set to arrive on the streaming platform on June 17 and people are pretty excited about it. Check out the trailer below:

The synopsis describes the main cast and a very dark plot loosely based on a book of the same name by George Saunders.

“In a state-of-the-art prison run by brilliant visionary Steve Abnesti (Chris Hemsworth), inmates wear a surgically attached device that administers doses of mind-altering drugs in exchange for commutation sentences,” it reads.

Spiderhead will be released on Netflix next month.  Photo credit: Netflix
Spiderhead will be released on Netflix next month. Photo credit: Netflix

“There are no bars, no cells or orange jumpsuits spider headimprisoned volunteers are free to be themselves.

“Based on the short story The New Yorker by George Saunders, SPIDERHEAD is a genre-bending and darkly funny psychological thriller directed by Joseph Kosinski (TRON: Legacy, Top Gun: Maverick) and written by Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick.”

The feature film was first announced in 2019 when Chris Hemsworth and Jurnee Smollett were first revealed to be starring.

As reported by CBR, filming has continued over the past few years, mostly taking place in Queensland, Australia.

Chris Hemsworth stars in the prison thriller.  Photo credit: Netflix
Chris Hemsworth stars in the prison thriller. Photo credit: Netflix

The trailer release, released earlier this week, gives fans a glimpse of what to expect next month, and its sinister undertones soon drew comparisons to black mirror, which was famous for its unsettling nature and dystopian setting.

“Looks like another episode of black mirror‘ commented one user on Twitter. Other users instead made the comparison based on the original book by George Saunders.

‘George Saunders’ Escape from Spider Head is my new favorite episode of black mirror‘ one person wrote back in 2015.

As for black mirrorLast week, news broke that the hit Netflix show was returning for a sixth season.

The new series, detailed exclusively by Variety, will have more episodes than the three-part season five, which starred Andrew Scott, Anthony Mackie, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Topher Grace and Miley Cyrus .

A source close to the production said diversity that the latest season is even more cinematic, with each episode being treated as a separate film.

This is of course consistent with the last few seasons of black mirrorfor the episodes generally topped the hour mark and featured Hollywood-worthy production.

for now, spider head seems to fill the void until Charlie Brooker’s creation returns.

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