I had a procrastination fit and checked Bay's Bio. It said:
http://michaelbay.com/biography/index.html[Digital Domain] provided effects in Titanic, Transfomers, and Pirates of the Caribbean, the company is expanding into video games and will be the first production house to build an animation film in a gaming engine, which will greatly reduce animation costs.
Now Wikipedia defines this as Machinima:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MachinimaMachinima (pronounced /məˈʃiːnəmə/ or /məˈʃɪnəmə/), a Portmanteau of machine cinema, is a collection of associated production techniques whereby computer-generated imagery (CGI) is rendered using real-time, interactive 3-D engines, such as those of games, instead of professional 3D animation software. Engines from first-person shooter and role-playing simulation video games are typically used. Consequently, the rendering can be done in real-time using PCs (either using the computer of the creator or the viewer), rather than with complex 3D engines using huge render farms. Usually, machinima productions are produced using the tools (demo recording, camera angle, level editor, script editor, etc.) and resources (backgrounds, levels, characters, skins, etc.) available in a game.
Because of the ease of using the polished look of existing video games as a story telling device (rather than do a CGI video from scratch), fans have turned to this technec of story tell and in some casses (such as RedvsBlue) have produced very successful footage. Never (to my knowlegde) has machinima become a tool for a feature length movie. Is Digital Domain really creating a machinima movie? What is the title? What will it be about? Why can't I find any info on this on their website?