Michael Bay announces reality TV adventure series
Director Michael Bay is making his first entry into unscripted television, teaming with "Top Chef" producers Magical Elves to produce "One Way Out."
In the series, contestants from all walks of life are pitted against each other in extreme competitions in hostile new environments. Bay, the bombastic director of "Transformers," "Armageddon" and other hits, promises "a game with no rules" that "remains true to the filmmaker's signature style."
"For my first television project I wanted to do something that had never been done before, and I believe that 'One Way Out' accomplishes that," Bay said. "Combining unique twists, death-defying challenges, and stunning visuals, we are reinventing the genre, showing just how far people will go when they are stripped of their bare necessities and forced to do whatever it takes to survive."
Added Dan Cutforth, who executive produces the project along with Jane Lipsitz: "’One Way Out’ will take the reality adventure genre to the next level. The no-holds-barred format and the intimidating locations will allow a true primal test of endurance to unfold."
There hasn't been a successful high-action show in reality for awhile, though early pioneers "Survivor" and "Amazing Race" continue to perform well. No network is on board for this project yet. The Elves and Bay are both repped by WME.
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