Radar Heads Into the Jungle with First Reality Development SO YOU WANNA SAVE THE PLANET?
Radar Pictures (the Jumanji franchise) is in active development on their first reality show, “So You Wanna Save the Planet?” focusing on the crisis facing the environment. Renowned naturalist and author Paul Rosolie (“Mother of God”, “The Girl and the Tiger”) will star, as he leads intrepid initiates into nature on a rescue mission for the planet. Ted Field, Michael Napoliello, and Anthony Tringali will produce for Radar.
The series is currently being shopped to networks. Teenagers, students, teachers, celebrities, politicians, philanthropists, community groups – everybody wants to save the planet, but many people have no idea how to take that first step.
In this groundbreaking new show, renowned conservationist, expert naturalist, and self-acknowledged wild man, Paul Rosolie, the Guide, teams up with a spirited Initiate ready to take on just such a Rescue Mission. With the leadership of our Guide, Initiates will learn, prepare, embark and come face-to-face with the challenging landscapes, communities, and ecosystems they seek to uplift.
For each series of episodes, the “So You Wanna Save the Planet?” team identifies a cause and connects with an Initiate that has taken up that cause. A Rescue Mission is born. There is a girl saving orphaned baby elephants and snakes in India. A community on the brink in a burnt-out portion of the Amazon. A team of Ex-US Army and local rangers working to protect rhinos from poachers in Africa.
Conservationists protecting a secret Indonesian jungle that looks like no other on earth; you haven’t seen it, you’ve never been there, and there are animals that no one has heard of. The Initiate has espoused the cause, but like many of those concerned about the environment, has limited natural survival skills and no firsthand experience of the crisis they wish to remedy. It is more than a fish out of water, they have no idea what they are in for.
Paul Rosolie is a naturalist, explorer, author, and award-winning wildlife filmmaker. For over fourteen years he has studied under and collaborated with indigenous tribes in the Amazon. He is the founder and director of Junglekeepers, a Peruvian NGO that protects over 30,000 acres of threatened rainforest on the Las Piedras River, Peru.
His memoir on Amazonian wildlife and exploration, Mother of God, was hailed as “gripping” by Jane Goodall, and the Wall Street Journal applauded Rosolie’s environmental call-to-arms for its “rare immediacy and depth.” His conservation writing has appeared in National Geographic, The Huffington Post and The Guardian. His latest book, “The Girl and the Tiger” is being hailed as “the 21st Century Jungle Book”.
“So You Wanna Save the Planet?” will be executive produced by Radar’s Ted Field, whose 30 years in the film industry have generated nearly $10 billion in worldwide revenues. He has produced over 60 films, including the Jumanji franchise, the Riddick franchise, Amityville Horror (2005),The Last Samurai and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003). Speaking of the company’s first foray into reality, Field shared, “We’re developing this show to give audiences a sense of the tremendous challenges conservationists face in a changing environment through the eyes of people Paul will take way out of their comfort zones”.
BUDDY GAMES arrives on Digital, DVD and On Demand 11/24
Available On Demand, on Digital and DVD on November 24th
On Demand, Digital and DVD: November 24th
Directed By: Josh Duhamel
Written By: Josh Duhamel, Bob Schwartz, Jude Weng
Starring: Dan Bakkedahl, Kevin Dillon, Josh Duhamel, Olivia Munn, James Roday, Dax Shepard and Nick Swardson
Run Time: 96 minutes
Rating: R for strong crude sexual content and language throughout, some graphic nudity, drug use and brief violence.
Josh Duhamel (Transformers) stars in this wild and hilarious, no-holds-barred comedy. After six lifelong friends have a five year falling out, Bob (Duhamel), aka “The Bobfather”, reunites his pals for the Buddy Games, an insane competition of absurd physical and mental challenges with the chance to win a $150,000 pot. Now all bets are off, as the determined dudes fight, claw, and party for the big bucks in this star-studded bro-fest featuring Dax Shepard (CHiPs), Olivia Munn (Office Christmas Party) and Kevin Dillon (“Entourage”).