Elixir, Image to go ‘Long’ with docu

Mipcom 2003 Brief

Elixir Films and Image Wizard TV are to shoot docu-series “Long Way ‘Round” featuring Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman motorbiking around the world.

The show will shoot from January to August next year and comprise 10 one-hour or 13 half-hour programs.

McGregor and Boorman, son of director John Boorman, have been pals since meeting on the set of 1997’s “The Serpent’s Kiss.” They will cover 20,000 miles in less than three months, starting in London and riding to New York via the Russian steppes, Siberia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia and Alaska.

The program will be available next fall.

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