Deadline has reported that Kevin Smith and producers Jordan Monsanto and David Shapiro have partnered with Legendao to launch NFTs of the horror anthology KillRoy Was Here. The movie, directed by Kevin Smith, and starring Azita Ghanizada, Ryan O’Nan, Harley Quinn Smith, and Chris Jericho, will be the first-ever movie to be released as a non-fungible token.
In a statement, Smith said “When you buy the KillRoy NFT, you get exclusive access to the movie. But more importantly, the specific version of KillRoy you get is YOUR KillRoy to do with whatever you want: Make your own movie, turn it into a cartoon, license him for lunchboxes!
We started the story, now YOU get to continue it with your very own version of our titular character! And along with a brand new chapter I’ll shoot next year, the shorts and animation that the KillRoy NFT owners create with their own KillRoy’s will make up the bulk of our sequel anthology. The KillRoy NFT offers an exciting and unique opportunity to go from art collector to collaborating artist!”
Additionnally, the CEO of SCRT Labs Gus Zyskind explained that “This release is made possible by Secret Network’s Legendao NFT technology, which ensures that the NFT content can only be accessed by the owner themselves. It opens the door for distributing all kinds of digital content as NFTs: Movies, TV shows, music – anything – can be reshaped for Web3.
Digital sharing and streaming no doubt revolutionized the entertainment industry, but they also caused piracy issues and profit loss for creators. Through partnerships like ours with Smith and Tarantino, Legendao can work alongside creators to develop projects that they can share without losing ownership. It’s clear that NFTs are the future of digital content distribution – giving creators more control over their work and a closer connection to their fanbases.”
The film will be released sometime this year, available as a non-tungible token.