Director James Gunn has been pretty productive of late. Not only is he busy with “Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol.2” he also found time to write and produce thriller “The Belko Experiment”. It’s about a bunch of white collar office workers who find themselves trapped in the building and forced to kill each other, or everyone dies. A rather “Battle Royale”-ish premise, but still sounds like it could be lots of fun. Especially with Gunn’s cutting wit behind it.
A fresh batch of poster featuring the characters debuted online today. They each come with double-meaning headlines, which gives us a hint of the black humour at play in the movie. Nice to see Michael Rooker (a familiar face in Gunn’s movies) here, and Tony Goldwyn always makes for a nicely slimy villain.
I also threw in another batch of poster that was released earlier, these ones focus on office stationery as murder weapons. We all know what you can do with a pencil, thanks to the likes of the Joker and John Wick, but a tape dispenser? Now that’s imaginative killing.
Here’s the official synopsis: “The Belko Experiment explores a twisted social experiment, in which a group of 80 Americans are locked in their high-rise corporate office in Bogata and ordered by an unknown voice on an intercom system to participate in a deadly game of kill or be killed. It’s not long before the situation devolves into an ultraviolent winner take all gore fest that has everyone fighting for their lives while trying to figure out who is really pulling the strings.
The cast for The Belko Experiment includes John Gallagher Jr. (Short Term 12), Melonie Diaz (Fruitvale Station), John C. McGinley (Office Space), Tony Goldwyn (Scandal), David Dastmalchian (The Dark Knight), Gail Bean (Unexpected), Michael Rooker (Guardians of the Galaxy), Valentine Miele (Super), Mikaela Hoover (Super), Josh Brener (Silicon Valley), Rusty Schwimmer (Louie), Joe Fria (Speedwagon), James Earl (The Lazarus Effect), Brent Sexton (The Killing), Stephen Blackehart (Tromeo and Juliet), David Del Rio (Pitch Perfect) and Ben Davis (Red Dead Redemption).”
“The Belko Experiment” premieres 17th March in the US. No word on a local release yet.