Since I don't know who Sir Hugh Rose is, and refuse to look it up for fear of being educated, or targeted for inclusion in "The Programme", I have
chosen to make up a full back story for the island.
In my chosen back story, Sir Hugh Rose is an eccentric billionaire who imports convicts to take part in his "Programme" (which he spells this way in
order to maintain his snooty affectations) which is part jungle combat training, part "Hunger Games" and part "The Most Dangerous Game". So...
Part 1 is a cooperative challenge, where the participants are trained to use teamwork to overcome obstacles and survive in the lush wilderness of this
For part 2, the participants are informed that only one participant will be allowed to compete for the top prize, and the rest shall be executed. By
this point, they are all friends/acquaintances and know each others strengths and weaknesses. Part 2 is typically over very quickly... but on odd
occasions there is a need to reset, and no one carries on to the next round.
Part 3... once the top performer from the previous round is chosen, an elite unit of cybernetically enhanced marksmen and trackers is released upon
the island and the lone survivor is given an objective. If the survivor achieves the objective, he becomes a part of the hunter team and no longer
has financial or legal burdens, as long as he continues to participate in "The Programme"
After having thought it through a bit more, there are also elements of "Universal Soldier" and "The Running Man", as well as countless other source
and derivative works. (I was going to include Hard Target, but I think "The Most Dangerous Game" covers that one... even though it's hard to resist
an additional Jean-Claude Van Damme reference)
Adding: I forgot to mention that the tower would be the control center and housing for the team. From here, Sir Hugh would direct the
training/hunting activities, as well as finding downtime to de-stress from his hectic life of gaining pleasure from the fear and cruelty of
edit on 6/7/2015 by CrikeyMagnet because: Intrigue!!