The real-life version of the popular “Hunger Games” movies is set to launch in Siberia this year. Thirty male and female participants will try to survive in Taiga forest for nine months – from July 1, 2017 until April 1, 2018 – intemperatures that can fall to -40 degrees.
According to producers of “Game2: Winter,”contestants will not be allowed to carry guns. But they will still be subject to local laws, and can be arrested at any time during the TV show. Anyone who wants to take part has to be over 18 and “sane.” However, participants have topay the entrance fee of 10 million rubles ($164,300) or be voted in by viewers. Yevgeny Pyatkovsky, local entrepreneur and organizer of the show talks to Metro about his idea.
You are already getting applications. How will you select participants?
By internet voting.But then not only the strongest could get in.
They may simply die…
A person can cross the road and die under a car, despite being strong. Our participants will sign a form abandoning any claims, so we will not be responsible for them at all.
Why? You are luring them into forest with money…
If a man went to pick mushrooms and wolves ate him, who will be responsible? Mushrooms that lured him into the woods?
Will someone help participants? Maybe some rescuers?
Everyone will have a panic button. Once pressed, you get evacuated. But you instantly lose. If, for example, you broke a leg, you can click it or just power through it. The sumof 100 million rubles ($1.6 million) will be divided between those who remain in the forest from July 1, 2017 to April 1, 2018.
How can someone watch the show?
You have to sign up on our site to get access to 2,000 cameras we will put in the forest.
Have you ever lived in Taiga by yourself?
Once I walked for two days through this forest.