Belko Experiment trailer goes full-on Battle Royale

The office wages war in the new trailer for The Belko Experiment

Let’s be honest, everyone has felt like killing one or more of their work colleagues at some point during their lives. Okay, probably not literally, but the point is you have probably encountered annoying people that you wanted rid of.

In this light, Greg McLean and James Gunn present a nightmare for some, and morbid wish-fulfilment for others via their upcoming horror The Belko Experiment. Taking place in your run-of-the-mill office block, things take a turn for the terrifying when the building is barricaded, and a voice is heard instructing everyone to kill each other – lest they all die.

Marketed as a cross between Battle Royale and Office Space (not a bad combination, if you ask us), this is packed full of cult names (John Gallagher Jr, Michael Rooker and John C McGinley immediately stand out), and considering the ludicrous, blood-soaked nature of the plot, we could well see this becoming a future cult classic in time.

Annoyingly, there’s UK release date confirmed at present, but hopefully this will be rectified soon.

Anyway, you can read the synopsis and watch the new trailer for The Belko Experiment:

On March 17, it’s kill or be killed. #BelkoExperiment

In a twisted social experiment, a group of 80 Americans are locked in their high-rise corporate office in Bogata, 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.

Directed by Greg McLean and penned by James Gunn, the cast includes John Gallagher Jr, Adria Arjona, John C McGinley, Melonie Diaz, Josh Brener, Sean Gunn, David Dastmalchian and Michael Rooker.

The Belko Experiment will be released in cinemas in the US on 17 March 2017, with a UK release to be announced. For all the latest movie news, pick up the new issue of SciFiNow.