Freddy has his glove, Jason his machete, and Leatherface his trusty chainsaw, but the employees of Belko Industries are not afforded such ready-made instruments of death. Ahead of the film’s US release later this month, a new set of amusing posters have been put out for The Belko Experiment, encouraging you to Choose Your Weapon. The choice on offer however, is a mixture of items more familiar to the corporate nine-to-fiver than any mass-murdering maniac.
Directed by Wolf Creek helmer Greg McLean – who, since his searing debut has directed Rogue, The Darkness and 2013 sequel Wolf Creek 2 – The Belko Experiment was scripted by Slither/Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn.
The film features a strong ensemble cast that features genre icon Michael Rooker (Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, The Walking Dead), Tony Goldwyn (Friday the 13th Part VI, 2009’s The Last House on the Left), John C. McGinley (Scrubs, Office Space), Adria Arjona (True Detective), Sean Gunn (Super) and John Gallagher Jr. (10 Cloverfield Lane, Hush).
On what appears to be a normal day at Belko Industries, Belko employees are horrified when they find out that they’ve become guinea pigs in a company-wide experiment which will lead them to either kill their fellow employees or be murdered themselves. The experiment is masterminded by a mysterious voice which is controlling the loud speaker and instructing the employees to slaughter each other by any means necessary.
The Belko Experiment lands in US cinemas on March 17th, before reaching UK shores on April 21st.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)