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Michael Bay teams with “Top Chef” producers for new reality show

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Perhaps they should call it “Top Explosion.”

Director Michael Bay (“Transformers”) is teaming with Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz (above) of Magical Elves (“Top Chef”, “Project Runway”) to co-produce “One Way Out,” an action-adventure reality television program.

Show reps Bay’s first-ever unscripted TV project. Here’s how Bay and the Elves describe the show:

“One Way Out” will remain true to the filmmaker’s signature style, bringing hard-hitting storytelling and a cinematic, aggressive visual approach to television for the first time.

A game with no rules, the reality adventure series will pit ordinary people from all walks of life against each other, creating extreme competition and deep allegiances. All players have secret pasts that must be kept hidden from their fellow competitors, setting the stage for an intense game of trust and betrayal. Players will be forced to adapt to and conquer new hostile environments each week, building towards a climactic showdown where all secrets are exposed and a shocking development revealed.

“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.”

Bay and the Elves are currently pitching the show around town.

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