Filmmaker Kevin Smith set to release new movie as NFT
In a world first, actor/director Kevin Smith has announced that his new film will be released as a limited non-fungible token (NFT).
Smith’s KillRoy Was Here is a horror anthology film, a departure from the comedies (Clerks, Mallrats) it is known for.
“When you purchase the KillRoy NFT, you get exclusive access to the movie,” Smith said in a statement.
Smith has partnered with SCRT’s Secret Labs network, which recently worked with Quentin Tarantino for his “Tarantino NFTs” selling clips from his Oscar-winning screenplay for Pulp Fiction.
The NFT release of KillRoy Was Here will include behind-the-scenes footage, artwork, and director’s commentary. Only 5555 copies will be released.
Smith took to the announcement to tease a sequel to the movie, featuring the collaboration of people who buy the first movie’s NFT.
Part of the purchase will include a version of the film’s main character, which buyers are encouraged to make their own movies with.
“With a brand new chapter I will be shooting next year, the shorts and animations KillRoy NFT owners create with their own KillRoys will form the core of our sequel anthology. The KillRoy NFT provides an exciting and unique opportunity to go from art collector to collaborating artist!
The film is expected to go on sale sometime in 2022.