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'Wolf Creek' filmmaker to direct James Gunn-scripted 'The Belco Experiment'

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Guardians of the Galaxy director and cowriter James Gunn has announced that his script The Belco Experiment will be brought to the big screen by Australian filmmaker Greg McLean. McLean is best known for 2005’s savage serial killer movie Wolf Creek and its 2013 sequel.

“I’m incredibly excited to announce that we’re commencing production on a new film, The Belco Experiment, from my own script,” Gunn wrote on his Facebook page on Tuesday. “The film will be directed by Greg McLean 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.”

The plot of The Belco Experiment  concerns an American company in South America that is sealed off at the beginning of a work day, and its employees are ordered to kill each other or be killed themselves. 

“I cannot tell you how passionate and excited I am about this project!” Gunn wrote. “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.”