Big things happenened over the course of last weekend with the premieres of several films, namely the Mo’ Brothers newest thriller, Headshot which site founder and editor Eoin Friel attended and promptly reviewed here at The Action Elite. One other bit of news entails Greg McLean’s thriller, The Belko Experiment, which, in fact, was the first to land a deal out of Toronto and the specs of that deal were announced on Monday.
If this is the first you’re hearing of it, check it all out below and stick around for a trailer as well as soon as one arrives. Better late than never, right?
ORION RELEASING AND BH TILT PARTNER TO DISTRIBUTE ORION’S THE BELKO EXPERIMENT FROM DIRECTOR GREG MCLEAN, WRITER AND PRODUCER JAMES GUNN AND PRODUCER PETER SAFRAN
BH Tilt, Which Focuses on Targeted, Digitally Heavy Campaigns, Will Release the Film on Over1,000 Screens on March 17th, 2017
Announcement Follows the Film’s Successful Screening Over the Weekend at TIFF’S Midnight Madness
Toronto, Canada (September 12, 2016) – On the heels of a raucous debut screening at the Toronto International Film Festival’s Midnight Madness, Orion and BH Tilt announced today that they are partnering to release The Belko Experiment directed by Greg McLean (The Darkness, Wolf Creek), written and produced by James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2) and produced by Peter Safran (The Conjuring and Annabelle).
The film will debut in theaters on March 17th, 2017. BH Tilt is Blumhouse’s releasing company run by John Hegeman that takes advantage of new distribution and marketing strategies to release targeted films backed by digitally heavy campaigns. BH Tilt’s most recent release, The Darkness starring Kevin Bacon and directed by McLean, grossed over $10m in a targeted release and its next film, Incarnate, directed by Brad Peyton and starring Aaron Eckhart, will be released on December 2nd.
Hegeman said: “Greg, James and Peter made a truly original and unique movie that we are excited to work with them and Orion on bringing to genre audiences all across the country.”
Jonathan Glickman, MGM’s President, Motion Picture Group said, “Following a rousing debut here in Toronto, there is no better partner for this exciting film than in the talented hands of BH Tilt. We cannot wait for audiences to experience in what Greg, James and Peter have created.”
Gunn said: “I can’t imagine a better home for us than BH Tilt – a movie as edgy and unique as Belko needs a deft hand for its release, and BH Tilt is the deftest of them all.”
McLean said: “I’m so proud of this movie and the amazing team of collaborators behind it and couldn’t be more excited about once more working with my friends at Orion and BH Tilt to bring Belko to audiences. Genre fans are in for an unforgettable ride!”
The Belko Experiment explores a twisted social experiment, in which a group of 80 Americans are locked in their high-rise corporate office in Bogata, Colombia and ordered by an unknown voice coming from the company’s intercom system to participate in a deadly game of kill or be killed.
The film stars John Gallagher Jr. (The Newsroom, 10 Cloverfield Lane), Tony Goldwyn (Scandal), Adria Arjona (True Detective), John C. McGinley (Stan Against Evil, Scrubs), Josh Brener (Silicon Valley), Michael Rooker (Guardians of the Galaxy), Sean Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Melonie Diaz (Fruitvale Station)