A Russian TV network has presented a real-life version of The Hunger Games.
Contestants will need to survive on their own for nine months in Siberia.
Producers state that anything goes, which includes rape and murder, however they advise folks taking part that they’re still subject to the rule of law and can be arrested at any time.
“You must understand that the police will come and take you away. We are on the territory of Russia, and obey the laws of the Russian Federation.”
The 20 male and female players taking part in Game2: Winter can carry knives but aren’t permitted guns.
The participants will have to survive from 1 July 2017 until 1 April 2018 in temperatures which can drop to -40C (-40F).
The men and women on the show are granted special survival training by ex – GRU Spetsnaz operatives, who used to work under Russia’s military intelligence service.
Everyone who wants to take part has to be over 18 and “sane”.
You’ll also have to fork out 10 million roubles (£130,000) – or be voted in by viewers.
Organiser and local entrepreneur, Yevgeny Pyatkovsky, states all players will have to sign a release of liability in the event they’re injured or die.
In the frequently asked questions section on Facebook, it states the rules of the game could incorporate “fights, alcohol, murder, rape, smoking, anything at all” but contestants has to “obey the laws of the Russian Federation”.
Yevgeny Pyatkovsky explained to the Siberian Times: “We will refuse any claim of participants even if they were to be killed or raped.
“We will have nothing to do with this. This will be spelt out in a document to be signed by the participant before the start of the show.”
2,000 cameras will be set up in the forests all over Novosibirsk to film what the participants are up to and each one will transport a portable camera.
Participants can form teams, or attempt to survive alone, and they’ll be permitted 100kg (15 stone) of equipment.
Just like in The Hunger Games, audiences will be able to donate gifts to their favourites.
Producers are attempting to get permission for participants to be able to hunt.
If they’re in trouble or intend to leave the show, they can hit a panic button on a satellite phone and be rescued.
The winner will get 100m roubles (£1.3m), or if there’s more than one winner, a share of the total.