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Would you be willing to have someone chase you relentlessly across the country for a million dollars?

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon sure hope so. The duo is partnering up with Verizon, Pilgrim Media Group, Adaptive Studios and Go90 to produce a new reality TV show called The Runner’. The premise, 16 years in the making, sounds exactly like something two action movies stars would come up with.

According to the website, the show will follow ‘Chasers’ across the country as the track, hunt and try to capture the ‘Runner’ before times runs out. It sounds a lot like Stephen King’s ‘The Running Man’ with a bit of ‘The Fugitive’ thrown in.

“Somewhere in the United States, a mysterious RUNNER will be racing toward an undisclosed city. That RUNNER will be hunted by competing teams of CHASERS. It is up to the RUNNER to use strategy and determination to avoid the CHASERS and make it to the target city. The task of the CHASERS is to find the RUNNER before time runs out… or another group of CHASERS beats them to it.”

The show will air exclusively on Verzion’s Go90 TV network. There will be live updates and real-time video throughout the day. And for viewers who wish to get more involved in the show, Go90 is providing a way to give tips and hints to the ‘Chasers’ in capturing the ‘Runner’ for cash prizes. The show is currently casting for its first season.

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