If you can't beat 'em, join 'em.

That appears to be Hollywood's new motto regarding the Internet, which we don't need to tell you has revolutionized the way Americans receive their entertainment. With many viral videos and YouTube clips drawing tens of millions of viewers, user generated entertainment has a far broader fan base these days than old fashioned media like film and television. Now, Ridley Scott has come up with the perfect plan to turn this phenomenon to his advantage: he's going to let his fans create his movies for him.

Yes, according to the Hollywood Reporter, the director of 'Alien' and 'Gladiator' is joining the online revolution with 'Life in a Day,' which will chronicle the lives of people around the world on a single day, Jul. 24. The premise: Filmmakers, fans and ordinary schlubs from around the world will film themselves living their daily life and upload their clips to YouTube, with a representative sample then stitched together to form the finished documentary, which Scott is producing.
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