It isn't "Hunger Games," but reality. There is a Russian reality TV show coming soon, that will allow its competitors to do anything, even the murder. It looks like a political fiction novel by George Orwell, a Stephen King horror or, worse, the "Hunger Games" saga, but is likely to become reality. "Game 2: Winter," a Russian reality TV Show like "Survivor" is introducing a shocking novelty: the competitors can kidnap, rape, and kill opponents. To be precise, as reported by the Siberian Times, knives will be allowed but not guns.

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The difference to "Hunger Games" seems obvious as well as terrifying: Katniss and the others were forced by a sadistic plan of the government to participate in survival games. In this case, however, the competitors will enroll voluntarily.

The crimes will be punished according to the law

The project, which will air 24 hours every day, consists of 30 male and female competitors who try to stay alive in a desert full of bears and wolves. According to the Siberian Times and The Guardian, it will be shot in the frozen wastes of Siberia, where temperatures can drop well below zero.

The participants are drawn, of course, by money. Up for grabs are 1,6 million dollars (for those who survive). As pointed out by the Siberian Times, the organizers consider violence a showpiece. The same participants should be aware that the police could arrest anyone who commits a crime. We are in the territory of Russia, and there are valid laws of the Russian Federation. Participants must respond to two main requirements: to be mentally healthy and be at least 18 years of age. People from every corner of the world will be able to participate and the producer aims to create a cast of 15 men and 15 women.

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Already 60 candidates for 'Game 2: Winter'

The reality show should start in July 2017 and will end in April 2018. The competitors will do a period of training to learn how to fish in the ice, to build shelters and to preserve food for the winter. Participants will sign a regulation which absolves the show from responsibility over their own lives and safety. Just as in "Hunger Games," the public can support their favorites in various ways (even donating money through the website) and participants will be grouped into teams.

According to the production, already 60 people have sent in their applications, including an American citizen.