“The Experiment” will be directed by Paul Scheuring (“Prison Break”) from his own screenplay. It’s a remake of the 2001 German film “Das Experiment,” which centers on a group of ordinary men recruited to take part in a psychological research study. They’re divided up and put into prison. Some land jobs as guards, others are locked up as prisoners, all with the intent of studying how they react to their assigned roles, and to positions of power and control.
The experiment goes sour as the guards go drunk with power, and develop authoritarian tendencies, going to great lengths to hide their abusive actions from the researchers in order to keep their power trip going. The prisoners also band together in order to resist… and if you suspect things get really ugly, you’d be right.
Brody will play the leader of the rebellious prisoners while Whitaker has been cast as one of the abusive and corrupted guards. It’s not specified whether Gigandet or Wood will be prisoners or guards, but as the film begins shooting in Iowa next month, you’ll soon find out. Who wants to bet they’ll play up Gigandet’s villainous talents, and cast him as one of the sadistic guards?
Readers and Twilighters, will you subject yourself to “The Experiment”? Do you expect Gigandet to sport a uniform, or be stuck behind bars?