Even though Orion and BH Tilt's The Belko Experiment — a workspace horror film written by Guardians of the Galaxy filmmaker James Gunn and directed by Wolf Creek-helmer Greg McLean — debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival in September, we still haven't seen a trailer for it. Well, the wait is almost over. Today, Gunn released a sneak peek and revealed that the first full-length trailer will be released on Wednesday, January 30.
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.
"And, yes, for those of you asking, The Belko Experiment is the proud return of Orion Pictures," Gunn wrote on his official Facebook page. "If you grew up like me this logo just instantly makes you happy and I'm happy to have it on the front of the film!"
The cast also includes Adria Arjona (True Detective), John C. McGinley (Stan Against Evil, Scrubs), Josh Brener (Silicon Valley), Michael Rooker (Guardians of the Galaxy), Sean Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy), and Melonie Diaz (Fruitvale Station).
The film was directed by Greg McLean (The Darkness, Wolf Creek), written and produced by James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2) and produced by Peter Safran (The Conjuring, Annabelle).
The Belko Experiment will debut in theaters on March 17th, 2017.