I've been anticipating seeing the first footage from James Gunn's latest film project called The Belko Experiment, and he recently released the first teaser trailer for it. The movie revolves around a group of businessmen who are trapped in an office building and forced to fight to the death. Gunn served as a writer and producer on the film and it was directed by Greg McLean (Wolf Creek).
The story centers on an American company called Belko that is located in South America. The high-rise building that they work in is mysteriously sealed off at the beginning of a work day, and the 80 employees are ordered to kill each other or be killed themselves. As the violence escalates, the audience discovers the true nature of every Belko employee.
This sounds like it will be an incredibly violent and twisted movie. It kind of has the same basic plot of Battle Royale, but with white collar workers. The film has a fun cast that includes Tony Goldwyn, Michael Rooker, Sean Gunn, Adria Arjona, John Gallagher Jr., John C. McGinley, David Dastmalchian, Melonie Diaz, and more.
The Belko Experiment is also the film that will resurrect the classic '80s production company Orion Pictures. You'll immediately recognize the logo when you see it in the trailer.
The full trailer for the film is expected to be released on November 30th, so stay tuned for that! The movie itself is scheduled to be released in theaters on March 17, 2017.