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TGIF: The Belko Experiment Releases New Trailer and Song

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The Belko Experiment has just released a new trailer and exclusive song from the film’s soundtrack. Seems like a good way to wrap up your work week.

The Belko Experiment is like a wild combination of Battle Royale and Office Space, as written by James Gunn (Slither, Guardians of the Galaxy).

The massive cast includes John Gallagher Jr. (Hush, 10 Cloverfield Lane), John C. McGinley (Office Space), Tony Goldwyn (Ghost), Michael Rooker (Slither), Josh Brenner (Silicon Valley), Sean Gunn (Super), Adria Arjona (Person of Interest), and Melonie Diaz (Fruitvale Station). Director Greg McLean (Wolf Creek) amps up the brutal and oddly comedic energy to make the film truly fun.

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If you haven’t heard (read?) the premise, 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.

We all know that the office environment can be kind of a bummer. But you know what’s worse? When you’re suddenly pitted against your fellow coworkers in a bloody battle for survival. Talk about a case of the Mondays (I’m sorry, I hate myself already).

For all its blood, tension and terror, The Belko Experiment really is just a lot of fun. I was able to see it at TIFF this year, and I remember alternating between edge-of-my-seat rapt attention and gleeful fits of giggling. It’s a high-octane thriller that doesn’t waste any second of action.

The film is, at times, genuinely shocking. If you’re familiar with Greg McLean’s other films (the Wolf Creek series specifically), you’ll know that the man knows how to work with violence. And it’s definitely violent, with a diabolical premise that drives the suspenseful game of survival of the fittest.

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I genuinely cannot wait to see it again. The Belko Experiment hits theatres Friday, March 17, so get ready to put down those expense reports for a wonderfully insane way to start off the weekend.

With the release of a new trailer (#3 here, people), they’re really keeping on top of the updates. Earlier today, of one of the songs from the soundtrack (a Spanish language cover of California Dreamin’ by the Mamas and the Papas, sung by Gabriela Terán), was made available for purchase through Amazon.

It’s not dramatically different from trailer #2, but we do get a few additional scenes with new tidbits of information. Hopefully the trailers will make you as excited for the March release as I am.

You can check out the brand new trailer below.