Kill or be killed in latest intense trailer for James Gunn’s The Belko Experiment

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May 3, 2017, 1:46 PM EDT (Updated)

Even though he's got his hands full with all things Guardians of the Galaxy, director James Gunn took the time to write a horror flick in-between Marvel films called The Belko Experiment ... and we have the latest cray-zee trailer.

Described as "Office Space meets Battle Royale" and directed by Wolf Creek helmer Greg McLean, The Belko Experiment follows a group of 80 Americans locked in a high-rise corporate building in Bogota, Colombia, where they are forced to participate in a twisted social experiment. They're ordered by a mysterious voice via the intercom system to kill 30 of their fellow co-workers within the next two hours; failing that, 60 of them will be killed by the flick of a switch. Cue everyone gunning for anything that can be used as a weapon: kitchen knives, an ax, metal rods, guns and a ... tape dispenser? (See the poster below.)

Yep. This movie is going to be batshit crazy, guys.

The Belko Experiment stars John Gallagher Jr., Adria Arjona, John C. McGinley, Tony Goldwyn, David Dastmalchian, Melonie Diaz, Sean Gunn and, of course, Michael Rooker. The horror thriller hailing from the producers ofThe Conjuring and Annabelle will open in theaters on March 17.

It at first seems to be an ordinary morning on the job for a group of Americans working for a not-for-profit in a modern office building in Colombia. After noticing that their Colombian colleagues have not arrived for work, office worker Mike (John Gallagher, Jr.) spots some unfamiliar security guards entering a large hangar nearby. Moments later, an icy voice comes over the building's PA system and calmly explains that the employees must kill a certain number of their co-workers — if not, they will be killed themselves. While the boss (Tony Goldwyn) tries to calm the troops, Mike belatedly realizes that something truly sinister is going on — and when metal doors come sliding down on all the building's exits and windows, it becomes clear that friends and colleagues are now suddenly enemies in a bloody and brutal battle to the death.

(via Coming Soon)