A down-on-his-luck television writer creates a hit reality show where animals fight each other, but finds the success dangerously bittersweet.
When a washed-up screenwriter’s latest reality show turns out to be a dud, his employer hands him a difficult ultimatum: come up with a new program that will smash ratings, or be out on the street.
Tony Perri writes for one of the future’s biggest Hollywood studios. Faced with the impossible task of creating a new show that will catapult the soon-to-be bankrupt network back onto center stage, Perri devises the idea of a show where ferocious animals from world over will fight one another. Lion versus bear. Crocodile versus shark. Nothing, it seems, is off limits.
So off to Cambodia where infamy awaits in what is the next biggest hit on TV: Beast versus Beast. While animal rights groups protest in disgust, the network and its inner circle grows more powerful, and the ratings climb. But as the profits soar and the moral standards decline, Perri soon finds that insanity has a price.