Zac Efron has landed his own adventure series
The 32-year-old actor is set to star in Killing Zac Efron, which will see him head into the jungle on a remote island for 21 days, where Zac will be “off the grid” with nothing but basic gear and a guide partner.
Zac said: “I tend to thrive under extreme circumstances and seek out opportunities that challenge me on every level. I am excited to explore any uncharted territory and discover what unexpected adventure awaits!”
The show is set to air on the short-form mobile video platform Quibi, which launches in April, and will also include a horror series from Steven Spielberg called Spielberg’s After Dark and the reality courtroom show Chrissy’s Court with Chrissy Teigen.
Zac has previous experience in the wild, as in 2014 he appeared as a guest on Running Wild with Bear Grylls, in which the two jumped out of a helicopter, trudged over rough terrain in the Catskills, and ate an earthworm.
He will executive produce the new series with Zero Point Zero and Ninjas Runnin’ Wild.
Lydia Tenaglia, executive producer for Zero Point Zero, said: “We are excited to partner with Quibi on this new mobile experience to bring the audience on a wild, one-of-a-kind immersive journey into Zac’s world as he travels through remote locations in search of adventure.”
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What’s more, Zac may learn a thing or two on set for his new role in King of the Jungle
Zac replaced Seth Rogen in the project, which tells the story of tech magnate John McAfee, who created antivirus software before cashing in his fortune and moving to the jungle in Belize. In the jungle, he sets up a compound of guns, sex and madness.
Zac will play journalist Ari Furman in the film. Ari accepts what seems to be a run-of-the-mill assignment to interview McAfee, but finds himself pulled into a world of escalating paranoia, slippery reality and murder once he arrives in Belize.
The film was originally meant to star Rogen and Michael Keaton as Furman and McAfee respectively but the project has moved on and new casting is underway for the role of McAfee.
Author: BANG Showbiz