James Gunn's The Belko Experiment Acquired By Orion and BH Tilt


After making its Midnight Madness premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on Saturday night, it was officially announced today that The Belko Experiment, a violent and humorous film that has co-workers pitted against each other when put in a "kill or be killed" scenario, has been acquired by Orion and BH Tilt.

James Gunn, who wrote and produce the film, said in an official press release: "I can't imagine a better home for us than BH Tilt - a movie as edgy and unique as Belko needs a deft hand for its release, and BH Tilt is the deftest of them all."

John Hegeman, who runs BT Tilt, said, “Greg, James and Peter made a truly original and unique movie that we are excited to work with them and Orion on bringing to genre audiences all across the country.”

And Jonathan Glickman, MGM’s President, Motion Picture Group said, “Following a rousing debut here in Toronto, there is no better partner for this exciting film than in the talented hands of BH Tilt. We cannot wait for audiences to experience in what Greg, James and Peter have created.”

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 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.