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'The Hunger Games' comes to life in Siberia

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Jakarta  /  Tue, March 14, 2017  /  05:38 pm
'The Hunger Games' comes to life in Siberia

A still from "The Hunger Games." (Lionsgate/File)

The Hunger Games is no longer just a novel for young adults, thanks to a Russian TV network.

The reality show, titled Game2: Winter, will feature 20 men and women who will have to do their best to survive in Siberia for nine months. According to producers, anything goes, including rape and murder. 

Still, participants will be subject to the 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 contestants will be allowed to carry knives, but not guns, and producers are still getting permission for the contestants to be able to hunt. 

Read also: More 'Hunger Games' attractions coming to US, China

All participants will have to sign a release in case they're injured or die, according to organizer Yevgeny Pyatkovsky, but if they really want to leave the show, they will be able to hit a panic button on a satellite phone to be rescued.

Just like the original book, contestants of these games will be awarded gifts donated by viewers who favor them. But to take part in Game2, hopefuls must also pay 10 million rubles (US$170,000) or be voted in by viewers, and be over 18 and “sane”. 

The winner will get 100 million rubles, and if there is more than one winner, they’ll have to split the earnings. (sul/kes)

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