SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 11 (UPI) -- A new U.S. film, "10 Items or Less" starring Morgan Freeman, will be on the Internet two weeks after appearing in movie theaters.
Freeman's film, directed by Brad Silberling, will be available for Internet sales and for rental on DVD almost at the same time it is distributed to theaters by ThinkFilm, the Los Angeles Times reported.
"I think it will be the next biggest thing after the DVD phenomenon," Freeman said. "Technology is leading us, and it's foolish to try to deny it."
ClickStar -- a joint venture among Freeman, chip giant Intel Corp. and Revelations Entertainment -- plans to distribute the film on the Internet.
ThinkFilm, an independent company, grabbed the distribution rights at the Toronto International Film Festival where it debuted.
The movie was produced for less than $10 million, shot in three weeks mostly with a hand-held camera, and underwritten by Intel, the Times said.
Freeman doesn't expect ClickStar to replace theaters, which are like "church," he said. But technology can give smaller films a better chance.