A brand new karate movie series called Karate Kid Belt is set to debut this autumn, with new karate movies, a tie karate ring and a brand new kid bandanna.
The first three movies will be released on the company’s VOD platform on October 11 and will be priced at €7.99 each.
Each movie is made by a local team, based in Ireland, and stars actor Sami Sexton as the lead character, while two of the boys are Irish and the third is a German.
“It’s a new family film,” said Vinnie Feltz, senior creative director of VOD at RTE.
“We have a new approach to the brand that is bringing to the franchise a whole new audience.”
Feltz added that the new series will also feature new special effects and sound, as well as an entirely new look.
“The idea of a movie series is really about the story, and the characters,” he said.
“It’s about the stories that are told.
It’s about bringing the stories together, and telling the stories with the best of the best.”RTE has not yet announced the names of the three new films, but they will be available on VOD and RTE will also be offering a new online service, where you can order a DVD of the films for a limited time.
The new series, titled Karate Fight, will be a new series of movies, following in the footsteps of the hugely successful Karate Ring series, which ran from 2011 to 2015.
It will be produced by Feltzer and directed by John Fenton.RTE and the Karate Kids Foundation have partnered to help launch Karate Dad, a website dedicated to the Karateshop chain, and will also distribute Karate Mom, which is set in the same world.
The Karate kids are an international brand, with over 200 stores across the world, with nearly 1,000 children now active in the industry.
The company also runs the Karamay Karate Academy in Northern Ireland, which runs around 60,000 lessons a year.
Feltzer said the new KarateKid series will “bring the story of the Karas to life”.
“I’ve always loved karate as an art form, but it has been a very long time since we’ve seen anything like it on television,” he told the Irish Independent.
“We hope the Karat Kid movies will show us how to recreate it and bring it to the mainstream audience.”
For us it’s a perfect opportunity to do something very different, a film that really shows what it’s really about.
“The first two movies, Karate Bandana and Karate Fighter, are both in production, and are slated for release in November.