Having grown bored with dominating the fields of movie-making and silly hair-having, Imagine Entertainment brohams Ron Howard and Brian Grazer are pulling a Michael Bay. The pair have created an action-oriented reality thriller for TNT that challenges contestants to escape from movie-inspired scenarios. From THR:
In "The Great Escape," ordinary people are put in cinema-inspired settings, challenging them to find a way out using everyday ingenuity. Each week, teams are dropped off blindfolded in a different extreme environment — lost in the desert, trapped in the mountains, locked in a prison, marooned on an island.
This sounds like a fun and fresh premise. There’s so many classic films that can be channeled for the program. Contestants could spend a terrifying night at Camp Crystal Lake, or get your teeth drilled by a nazi dentist. Or worse yet, they could be forced to raise an illegitimate child with Katherine Heigl.