Life is hard and getting any type of job is hard no matter how much you try if your lucky enough to have a job it can be just as hard to keep it. It’s a dog eat dog and sometimes you feel your co-workers are against you, what if that was the case like in The Belko Experiment they were…to the death!
From the director of Wolf Creek Movies (Greg McLean) and pen of the Guardians of the Galaxy movies director (James Gunn) comes a twisted social experiment, a group of 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 in order to survive.Ahead of it’s UK cinema release Vertigo Releasing has sent us a set of new posters, which ask you to ‘Choose Your Weapon‘. A Cup? A Pencil? A Telephone? A Tape Dispenser?
When office workers arrive for work at Belko Industries’ isolated high-rise campus outside Bogotá, Colombia, the morning starts much like any other. Mike Pelk (John Gallagher, Jr.) smokes weed in the bathroom and flirts with his beautiful office mate Leandra (Adria Arjona) while new employee Dany Wilkins (Melonie Diaz) settles in for her first day on the job. Everything changes when an anonymous voice comes through the intercom speakers ordering employees to kill two of their colleagues within 30 minutes. Many of the 80 employees assume the order is a sick joke, even when steel-plated doors snap shut sealing off all windows and exits. When they fail to comply before the half hour is up, the heads of four randomly chosen office workers to explode. Panic reaches a fever pitch when the disembodied voice issues his next command: thirty people must be killed within the next two hours or 60 people will die. Belko COO Barry Norris (Tony Goldwyn), a former Special Forces operative, commandeers a vault filled with guns, assembles an ad-hoc death squad and begins executing elderly and childless employees. In the ensuing melee, ordinary office workers including stoner Marty (Sean Gunn), nerdy Keith (Josh Brener), creepy Wendell (John C. McGinley) and maintenance guy Bud (Michael Rooker) reveal their true colours.
If you haven’t watched the UK trailer watch it below.
The Belko Experiment is set for an UK&Irish Cinema release on 21st April.