Greg McLean‘s (Wolf Creek) new thriller, The Belko Experiment, turns co-workers into animals. Written by James Gunn — who is busy with post-production on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 — the story is a dark, bloody, and violent office comedy. One day, the heads of a non-profit company decide they need 30 employees instead of 80, so they trap their workers, provide them with a deadly ultimatum, and turn them loose on each other.
Below, watch The Belko Experiment trailer.
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Posted on Tuesday, December 13th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
We’ve written a great deal about what makes the first Guardians of the Galaxy so special, but a key component of its offbeat personality is derived from its soundtrack. An action-packed space opera set to pop hits from the ’60s and ’70s would be odd on its own, but it’s especially odd to her those songs score a Marvel Studios movie. It’s the kind of bold choice that paid off – the movie was a hit, the soundtrack became the first album consisting entirely of previously released songs to top the Billboard charts, and writer/director James Gunn gets to actively tease which songs will appear in the upcoming sequel. And that’s exactly what he’s done in a new interview.
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One of the most beloved moments from Guardians of the Galaxy was the appearance of Baby Groot at the end of the movie. His appearance was made even more lovable when it was followed by an adorable credits scene featuring the tiny version of Vin Diesel’s giant walking tree dancing to the tune “I Want You Back” by The Jackson 5. The result was Disney and Marvel being behind the curve when it came to having merchandise of the little guy to sell to fans in the months that followed.
Now here we are with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and we know that Baby Groot (who is now walking on his own outside of a pot) will be a big part of the sequel. However, his inclusion, as wonderful as it may be, has prompted many to think that the use of the tiny Groot is just a marketing ploy used to sell merchandise. But director James Gunn, who is always honest and open with his responses to fans, explains that this simply isn’t the case.
Find out what James Gunn had to say about Baby Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy 2 after the jump. Read More »
One of the elements of Guardians of the Galaxy that helped it stand out from the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe was that it didn’t feel tied down by being tied to any continuity with regards to the movies that came before it. The only thing that tied the movie to the rest of the events in the MCU was the presence of Thanos and an Infinity Stone, but the events of previous movies did not have an impact on this movie, and the events of the movie didn’t impact the rest of the MCU, at least not yet. It sounds like that will be the case when the sequel arrives next summer.
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Plenty of people are excited about Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and the 81 million views that the official teaser trailer for the Marvel Studios sequel racked in the first 24 hours it was online is evidence enough of that. That number makes it the second most watched teaser trailer in a 24-hour period, coming in just behind Beauty and the Beast, and the buzz is only going to grow. However, there might be something else to be excited about outside of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, concerning one of the members of the cosmic crew.
Vin Diesel recently sat down for an interview where he was asked about the future of Groot in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We know he’s going to be quite the scene-stealer again in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, but what about beyond that? Well, Diesel teased some big things for Groot, including a potential fight with Hulk and maybe even a spin-off following the walking tree and his trusty pal Rocket Raccoon. Find out more about the Rocket Raccoon and Groot spin-off after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Monday, December 5th, 2016 by Angie Han
When Disney decides it likes someone, it has a tendency to work with them again and again. And right now, there are few stars they seem to like more than Alan Tudyk. Not only has he appeared in every Disney Animation feature since Wreck-It Ralph — up to and including this fall’s Moana — he has a mo-cap role in this month’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
That won’t be the end of his relationship with the Mouse House, either. The actor confirmed he’ll be back for Frozen 2 and Wreck-It Ralph 2, both of which are currently in development at the studio. But there’s still one Disney property he still hasn’t gotten in on, and that’s Marvel — apparently to his regret, since he’s confessed a desire to join James Gunn‘s Guardians of the Galaxy films. Find out what Gunn had to say in response, below. Read More »
Posted on Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 by Jacob Hall
A few years ago, Guardians of the Galaxy felt like a big left turn and a risk for Marvel Studios. In retrospect, its critical accolades and massive box office felt predestined – this is what happens when a filmmaker as offbeat and clever as director James Gunn is allowed to play in the superhero movie sandbox.
The first full trailer for the sequel, the appropriately titled Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, has arrived and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t overjoyed to see this motley crew of universe-saving a-holes again.
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This week saw the debut of the trailer for The Belko Experiment, a bloody action thriller written and produced by Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn. With the arrival of that trailer, James Gunn sat down for a quick interview about how crafting a trailer for a movie like the forthcoming Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 proved harder than trying to market the aforementioned film that debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this year.
Find out what James Gunn had to say about the difficulty in crafting the Guardians of the Galaxy 2 teaser, when we might expect it, and why the teaser for the original movie almost got scrapped. Read More »
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While many are looking forward to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, before that we’ll get a chance to see another film that director James Gunn worked on as a writer before getting behind the camera of the Marvel Studios sequel.
The Belko Experiment is scripted by James Gunn but directed by Wolf Creek helmer Greg McLean, and it takes the intensity of The Hunger Games or Battle Royale and throws it into an every day office. Sure, you may have fantasized about unleashing fury on one of your co-workers after they took the last donut, but given the opportunity, would you actually be able to kill them? That’s the dilemma that will be faced by the employees in The Belko Experiment teaser that just debuted. Read More »
Last fall, Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn enticed fans of the Marvel Studios movie by revealing that there was one big easter egg somewhere in the movie that no one had yet found. Since then, some fans have been pouring over the movie, and some have sought out approval from James Gunn as to whether the easter egg has been found. But so far, apparently no one has found it, making some fans think it’s not really there at all.
Well, for anyone doubting the existence of this unfound Guardians of the Galaxy easter egg, director James Gunn is willing to put his money where his mouth is for those who thinks it doesn’t exists. How does $100,000 sound? Read More »