Def. the future of film making.
Hollywood can no longer author to pay name actors mega-millions to star in films that never pay back, so why not take talented unknowns of which there are many hundred of thousand wannabes, pay them peanuts, and slap on ever-cheaper special effects?
It's a no-brainer.
This situation will get worse as file sharing makes all movies as free as music has become.
Good bye, Hollywood! Nice knowing you.