Ron Howard and Brian Grazer are developing a reality show pilot for TNT called The Great Escape. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the series would put ordinary people in “cinema-inspired settings,” and, together, they’d work as a team to get out of them. Possible scenarios include being blindfolded and dropped off in the desert, the mountains, or a prison, or on an island. (If this sounds like a kinder version of the series Michael Bay is peddling, One Way Out, it should — they didn’t use the phrase “death-defying challenges” to describe it.)
So, from what “cinema-inspired settings,” would you like to see people escape? My first thought was from a city bus that can’t go below 50 mph — but I’m guessing that’s too dangerous. I wouldn’t mind watching ordinary people try to flee a small-town bank heist while evading real local cops, who could use the scenario as a training exercise. Again, maybe too Bay-like. I just don’t want to see Cast Away 2, 3, and 4. Let’s get creative!