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Christopher Webster [Celluloid 04.01.15] horror

Guys. Guys! James Gunn and Greg McLean are working together on an amazing sounding project called The Belco Experiment! That's right, the director of Wolf Creek and last year's simply killer Wolf Creek 2 will direct a script from the director of Super and Guardians of the Galaxy.

About the film:
“The story revolves around the American Belco company in South America which is mysteriously sealed off at the beginning of a work day,” explains Gunn, “and its employees are ordered to kill each other or be killed themselves. This starts an escalation of violence, where we discover the true nature of each and every Belco employee.”

The film is currently in pre-production and will be shooting in Bogota, Colombia in early June of this year.

Gunn took to Facebook to say: "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. One of the first people to ever read the script, Jonathan Glickman, carried it around with him for years until becoming President of MGM, when he approached Peter Safran and I about financing it. I was all for it, providing two things: 1) Although it has the heart and humor my films have all had, it is also the most intense and uncompromising script I’ve ever written. It would need to stay true to that. 2) I’d only do it if we found the right director – which, in some ways, I thought was unlikely.

Jon promised we’d make the film with full integrity – and, so far, MGM has – awesomely – been true to their word. And, after a long, concentrated search for a director we came to Greg McLean. Greg shares my philosophy about honesty in film, and his naturalistic style lends itself to Belco. The past few weeks we’ve spent working together have been a joy – I don’t know if I’ve ever related to another filmmaker’s sense of aesthetics and love of film more."

More as it comes, folks!

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