James Gunn is a busy man, hard at work in the Marvel universe on the Guardians of the Galaxy movies. However, between Guardians Vol. 1 and next year’s Vol. 2, the man who previously brought us the gruesome Slither found time to pen another horror movie, The Belko Experiment.
As you’ll see from the trailer, it’s kind of Battle Royale meets Office Space. Here’s the synopsis: ‘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.’
The movie stars John Gallagher Jr., Sean Gunn, Michael Rooker, Adria Arjona, John C. McGinley, Tony Goldwyn, David Dastmalchian, Melonie Diaz, and Josh Brener, with Wolf Creek’s Greg McLean directing. It’ll be out next Spring.