Written a few years ago by James Gunn, and fitting in with his violent, darkly-comic pre-Guardians of the Galaxy work, The Belko Experiment is the latest in a long line of stories where some unseen entity has regular people killing each other. Battle Royale, Hunger Games, Saw, The Purge, Black Friday—you know the deal. This version takes a bit of workplace satire from Office Space, too, though—right down to an intense John. C McGinley adorned in tie and mustache.
The film takes place in an American non-profit’s office high-rise in Colombia. One day, the building is abruptly, thoroughly sealed off with metal doors and an unknown voice on the intercom commands the employees to kill three people. Refuse, and six will be executed. As the threats start getting carried out, and the bodycount demands rise, confined society falls apart predictably.
Tony Goldwyn, John Gallagher Jr., Adria Arjona, Michael Rooker, John C McGinley, Sean Gunn, and Melonie Diaz star. You can find out exactly what corporate metaphor waits at the end of this thing March 17.