Well we’ve been waiting for this to hit ever since the micro-teaser appeared online a few days ago, but the new thriller written by Guardian of the Galaxy’s James Gunn has finally arrived. While we thought he’d been completely heads down last year working on Guardians 2, it turns out that he’d had a burst of inspiration from a dream he’d had and came up with The Belko Experiment.
Over a span of two weeks he pounded out the script. In March, Australian director Greg McLean (Wolf Creek) came aboard to direct, with production taking place last summer but then it’d largely fallen off the radar. That is until the teaser appeared, and now we’ve got the full red-band trailer.
The gist of the story pretty much this:
On what appears to be a normal day at Belko Industries, Belko employees are horrified when they find out that they’ve become guinea pigs in a company-wide experiment which will lead them to either kill their fellow employees or be murdered themselves. The experiment is masterminded by a mysterious voice which is controlling the loud speaker and instructing the employees to slaughter each other by any means necessary.
The film stars 10 Cloverfield Lane‘s John Gallagher Jr. , Guardian’s Sean Gunn and Michael Rooker, Adria Arjona, John C. McGinley, Tony Goldwyn, David Dastmalchian, Melonie Diaz, and Josh Brener.
So think a cross of Die Hard and Hunger Games and put it through Gunns creative mind. I don’t know about you but I’m really hoping for something along the lines of something spontaneous and inspired out of left field like Joss Whedon’s Cabin in the Woods.