Mortal Kombat: Rebirth director to helm new online martial arts competition series

Entertainment company RedLever and director Kevin Tancharoen (Fame) today announced that they are teaming up to launch the first-ever original online martial arts competition series, titled The Chosen One.

Tancharoen built his online credentials with the YouTube sensation Mortal Kombat: Rebirth, a video short which received more than seven million views its first week online. Due to the incredible success of Rebirth, Tancharoen was tapped to work on a Mortal Kombat digital series that will provide never-before-revealed insights into characters featured in the upcoming new Mortal Kombat videogame as well as the game’s universe.

The Chosen One adds to Tancharoen’s expanding martial arts repertoire. The RedLever series captures the intense action of martial arts in front of a live studio audience and delivers it to the Web. Fighters from across the country will gather to compete on one stage, working with world-renowned martial artists, fight choreographers and stunt teams to create an online entertainment experience.

In eight elimination rounds, The Chosen One contenders will team up with a famous martial artist to learn various choreographed, action-packed sequences and perform in front of a panel of judges comprised of martial arts celebrities. Every routine will be a spectacle complete with lighting, music, costumes and props. After a single elimination in each episode, The Chosen One is left standing.

Contestants for the series will be handpicked from the more than 30,000 martial arts schools across the country. Producers are looking for diverse talent ranging from those who have studied martial arts for years to recreational participants. To apply online or for more information about The Chosen One, visit the official website thechosenone.tv.

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