Last week, we got our first glimpse of Volume 1, Neill Blomkamp's first wave of experimental short films at his newly launched, VFX-centric production company Oats Studios, and now another trailer has been released, offering new looks at the intriguing project.

In order to have creative freedom and high audience engagement outside of the big studio system, Blomkamp has launched Oats Studios, with plans to release the first series of short films for free on the studio's YouTube page while also releasing priced versions on Steam that come with supplemental features. Previously on Twitter, Blomkamp mentioned that these extras could include "3D models / Vfx assets/ concept art/ all the raw footage / all music etc."

When asked on Twitter how long this first wave of short films will be available on YouTube after they are released, Neill wrote the following response:

"Forever. The goal is to see "if" the audience likes them and "if" they would be willing to pay for volume 2 They are too short to charge now."

Blomkamp, who directed District 9, Elysium, and at one point was lined up to direct a follow-up film to Aliens, is open to the idea of developing Oats Studios' short films into full-length features if they are well-received, and the Volume 1 trailer certainly shows that there is enough material here to deliver a big-screen adventure on the epic scale that is synonymous with Blomkamp's work.

Based on the previously released teaser trailer, Volume 1 will feature some familiar faces, including Sigourney Weaver, Sharlto Copley, and Dakota Fanning.

We'll be sure to keep Daily Dead readers updated on Oats Studios as more details are revealed, and in the meantime, you can watch the official Volume 1 trailer below.

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