James Gunn broke into the public limelight thanks to Guardians of the Galaxy, the first installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to truly venture into the cosmos. Before this point in his career however, Gunn had established himself as a director to keep an eye on with indie films like Super and Slither. Both movies had budgets that were minimal in comparison to Guardians, but Gunn's ability to bring humor and violence together made each film unique in different ways.
Having now established himself as being one of the bigger names in Hollywood, Gunn has gained the ability to explore some other passion projects, such as The Belko Experiment. The film follows an entire body of employees mandated to kill each other to save their jobs. The first trailer teases this premise and the violent outcome on the horizon, but the newest trailer highlights the film's cast... while also showing each of them preparing for the ensuing killing frenzy.
Blumhouse Productions released the newest trailer, featured at the top of the post. The trailer largely focuses on not only the cast but the producers involved, such as Gunn - who also wrote the script. In the midst of showing off snippets of new footage from The Belko Experiment, the trailer highlights the involvement of actors such as John Gallagher Jr., Tony Goldwyn, Adria Arjona, John C. McGinley, Melonie Diaz and longtime Gunn collaborators Sean Gunn and Michael Rooker here.
If one thing has been made evident throughout the course of the marketing for The Belko Experiment so far, it is that audiences will be in for a rather unique movie. The Belko offices already have more weapons laying around than is typical, but hopefully the employees also have the chance to create weapons of their own. If these everyday workers craft weapons out of normal office supplies in the vein of Jason Bourne, this could truly be an entertaining office wide brawl.
Hopefully, Gunn has also crafted a reasonable explanation as to why all of these coworkers have brain implants similar to those planted in members of the Suicide Squad. Disobeying orders ended poorly for Slipknot in the Suicide Squad movie, and it appears that the higher-ups at Belko won't be afraid to make an example or two out of those that are not cooperating with their plan in The Belko Experiment, either. Based on Gunn's track record, the explanation for this should be clear and ridiculous all at once, easing the worries of some. If so, then The Belko Experiment will be able to go as crazy as it wants and (hopefully) still keep audiences engaged.
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- The Belko Experiment (2017) release date: Mar 17, 2017