One of last year’s most downright entertaining films was Guardians of the Galaxy, which James Gunn wrote and directed. Gunn got his start in the horror genre, directing horror-comedy Slither, and up next he returns to horror with an incredibly exciting project.
Over on his Facebook page, Gunn revealed today that he and Wolf Creek director Greg McLean are teaming up on The Belco Experiment, which Gunn wrote and McLean will direct. Yes, the makers of Guardians and Wolf Creek are joining forces, which is music to our ears.
“The story revolves around the American Belco company in South America which is mysteriously sealed off at the beginning of a work day, and its employees are ordered to kill each other or be killed themselves,” wrote Gunn. “This starts an escalation of violence, where we discover the true nature of each and every Belco employee.”
“The film will be directed by Greg McLean, who directed the Wolf Creek films, and it will be produced by myself, and Peter Safran, who produced Annabelle and The Conjuring. MGM will be financing. We’re in pre-production now and will be shooting in Bogota, Colombia in early June of this year.”
“I cannot tell you how passionate and excited I am about this project! It’s a script I wrote a few years ago, for which I have always had a deep love. Believe it or not, it’s a film that first came to me in a dream, and I woke up and wrote the first draft in a two-week fugue state binge.”
Gunn calls The Belco Experiment “the most intense and uncompromising” script he’s ever written, though he notes that it has the heart and humor of his other films. Casting announcements will soon be made, though for now he has only provided us with a picture of the script.
We’ll be sure to keep you posted as we learn more about this one!