It was only a few months ago where Justin Timberlake stood on stage at the MTV VMA's and told MTV to stop playing reality shows and start playing music videos. Well, he must not care about those music videos anymore because MTV has just announced that they have greenlit "The Phone," which happens to be produced by Justin Timberlake. Oh and it's a reality show in case you were wondering.
"The Phone" takes viewers on a wild, cinematic 'run for your money' ride as contestants go on a no-holds-barred race against time. Reminiscent of films like "Bourne Identity" and "The Game," two contestants will join forces and hit the ground running for their chance to win a huge cash prize.
"'The Phone' is an exciting, innovative reality game that will make the viewer feel they're part of an espionage thriller that is gripping to the very end," says Cecile Frot-Coutaz, CEO of FremantleMedia North America. "We're thrilled to be working with Justin Timberlake on such a ground-breaking project that is certain to keep viewers on the edge of their seats."
"The Phone" is scheduled to premiere fall 2008.