Ridley Scott is making 12 short films with online video site Machinima.
The projects will be made by Scott’s production company RSA and could, if successful, become full-length features.
Scott will not direct any of the dozen projects, but will have an executive producer role.
The filmmaker said: “With new media transforming the way audiences connect with films and filmmakers, Machinima is a great partner for us as we embark on this new model of delivering original content to fans. It’s a tremendous opportunity for pushing the creative boundaries for both our filmmakers and the audience,” said Scott in a statement.
Machinima has grown from video-game-based mash-ups to running professionally produced content. It recently debuted Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn, the live-action show based on the Halo video game franchise, on its site.