If you needed a reminder that there’s always someone having a worse day at work than you are, check out Belko Industries. Because if corporations are people, The Belko Experiment is that seemingly innocuous officemate that turns out to be a raging, misguided, blood-thirsty psychopath.
The first trailer for James Gunn‘s non-Marvel film slated for next year premiered on Wednesday evening just moments ago (!), and showed a truly terrifying, bloody look at a corporate relationship gone very, very badly (but probably with good reason because c’mon/let’s be real: American businesses—even if they’re non-profit—feel pretty greedy and cut-throatingly ruthless these days).
The initial description for the film reads thusly:
It at first seems to be an ordinary morning on the job for a group of Americans working for a not-for-profit in a modern office building in Colombia. After noticing that their Colombian colleagues have not arrived for work, office worker Mike (John Gallagher, Jr.) spots some unfamiliar security guards entering a large hangar nearby. Moments later, an icy voice comes over the building’s PA system and calmly explains that the employees must kill a certain number of their co-workers — if not, they will be killed themselves. While the boss (Tony Goldwyn) tries to calm the troops, Mike belatedly realizes that something truly sinister is going on — and when metal doors come sliding down on all the building’s exits and windows, it becomes clear that friends and colleagues are now suddenly enemies in a bloody and brutal battle to the death.
This sh*t sounds like a The Purge-meets-Saw situation playing out amongst a bunch of coworkers trapped in the worst office environment maybe ever.
The Belko Experiment was directed by Greg McLean (The Darkness, Wolf Creek), with writing and producing credits belonging to Gunn. It stars John Gallagher Jr., Adria Arjona, Tony Goldwyn, David Dastmalchian, and Michael Rooker and Sean Gunn (because of course they are/can James Gunn do anything and not include those two?). It hits theaters on March 17, 2017.
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