The Belko Experiment is sort of like The Purge in an office building. Okay maybe more Battle Royale, you’ll understand what I mean after watching the trailer below.
“In a twisted social experiment, 80 Americans are locked in their high-rise corporate office in Bogotá, Colombia and ordered by an unknown voice coming from the company’s intercom system to participate in a deadly game of kill or be killed.”
Would you entertain the idea of ending someone else’s life to ensure you keep breathing? And even if you don’t, what’s stopping someone else from ending your life so they can remain among the living? It’s kind of a lose-lose scenario regardless of what you pick, and that’s what makes The Belko Experiment pretty damn intriguing. You know it’s going to end in a blood bath and you can be sure there’s some sort of twist at the end. Hopefully it’s not aliens, just saying.
Greg McLean directed The Belko Experiment while James Gunn (of Guardians of the Galaxy fame) wrote it. Starring in the film are Michael Rooker, John Gallagher Jr. (10 Cloverfield Lane), Sean Gunn, John C. McGinley (perfect pick for this film) and many others.
The Belko Experiment begins March 17th in US theaters. The movie was also screened at the Toronto International Film Festival last year in September.