BH Tilt and Orion have purchased “The Belko Experiment” after the horror film enjoyed a spirited debut at the Toronto International Film Festival on Saturday, Variety has confirmed.
The film is directed by Greg McLean (“Wolf Creek”) from a script by “Guardians of the Galaxy’s” James Gunn.
It centers on a perverse social engineering experiment where co-workers are trapped in a corporate office and guided through a lethal game by a mysterious voiceover from an intercom. “The Newsroom’s” John Gallagher, Jr. and “Scandal’s” Tony Goldwyn star in the exercise in savage office politics.
BH Tilt is an attempt by Blumhouse Productions, the maker of “Paranormal Activity” and “Sinister,” to streamline the distribution process and make it more economical. Films released by the label debut in fewer theaters and tend to rely more heavily on digital promotions instead of leaning on more costly television ads. Past releases include “Green Inferno” and “The Darkness.”
Orion Pictures, the name of the bankrupt producer behind “Dances With Wolves” and “The Terminator,” was relaunched in 2014 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Since that time, it has released the likes of “The Town That Dreaded Sundown” and “Balls Out.”