Ridley Scott finds ‘Life’ in YouTube

YouTube's "Life in a Day" project has received 80,000 submissions from 197 countries in 45 different languages.

Ridley Scott, who's exec producing, said Thursday that he was "thrilled" over the results.

"The sheer number of uploads to the channel is astonishing and exceeds our expectations," he said. "I'm as fascinated as anyone by what kind of videos people have uploaded and the kind of film which will result from this innovative endeavor."

Director Kevin Macdonald, who has a team of 20 to go over the submissions, plans to cull the footage to about 100 hours and then edit down into feature length form. "It's a mountain, but we're eager to climb it," he added.

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