The year is 2019 and the USA has become a totalitarian state. Personal freedoms no
longer exist and only television distracts the people from their plight.
One show is more popular than any other, The Running Man, a deadly cat-and-
mouse carnival in which the contestants battle for the ultimate prize: survival.
After refusing to fire on un-armed demonstrators Ben Richards is wrongly
convicted and labeled "Butcher of Bakersfield". This is the start of a chain of
events which lead to him becoming the 'Star' runner on 'The Running Man'.
No contestant has ever won. All have perished within the 'Game Zone' of a
destroyed Los Angeles, hunted down by four lethal 'Stalkers'.
In tonight's show Ben Richards must survive, prove he is innocent and expose
the corrupt propaganda of the ICS network.
Ben is launched into the game zone by Damon Killian, the host and inventor
of 'The Running Man'. He promises Killian "I'll be back!" - no other contestant has
ever come close.
You are Ben Richards, you must run for your life.