Director Kevin Smith Makes History in Film-NFT Rights Acquisition Deal, Distributing New Film “KillRoy Was Here” as an NFT with Legendao, Powered by Secret Network.
Directed by Smith from a script by Smith and Andy McElfresh, KillRoy Was Here is a throwback anthology horror film featuring a creature that kills evil adults at the behest of victimized kids. The film stars Azita Ghanizada, Ryan O’Nan, Harley Quinn Smith, Chris Jericho, Ralph Garman, Jason Mewes and Justin Kucsulain and was made in association with students of the Ringling College of Art and Design.
The movie itself, exclusive content from the film, behind-the-scenes footage, and a commentary track will be launched as a 5,555-piece generative art NFT collection on Legendao, Secret Network’s primary NFT minting platform.
Legendao will collaborate with Semkhor and Curio, the premier NFT platform for entertainment brands, to produce the KillRoy Was Here collection. This NFT release follows SCRT Labs’ Tarantino NFT collaboration with director and filmmaker Quentin Tarantino in January.
The 5,555 buyers of the KillRoy Was Here NFT will have exclusive ownership to:
- One-of-a-kind KillRoy art
- Viewing Access to the film that will be unavailable to anyone else without the special “crypto key” the NFT provides
- Behind-the-scenes footage
- Furthermore, the KillRoy NFT offers the opportunity for art collectors to become artistic collaborators in creating the sequel to the film.
“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!”
Secret Network, the first blockchain with data privacy by default for smart contracts, allows users to build and use applications that are both permissionless and privacy-preserving. This unique functionality protects users, secures applications, and unlocks hundreds of never-before-possible use cases for Web3.
“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,”
said Guy Zyskind, CEO of SCRT Labs, which powers Legendao and Secret Network.
“It opens the door for distributing all kinds of digital content as NFTs: Movies, TV shows, music – anything – can be reshaped for Web3.”
Secret Network’s Legendao platform is building its legacy as the hub for high-quality NFT drops and as a trailblazer in the industry. Top-tier artists, brands, and creators can launch their own NFT projects on Legendao, and the NFTs employ Secret Network’s novel data-privacy technology to ensure that only the owners of these NFTs can decrypt their contents and, should they choose, share them with others. This combination of public and private metadata will revolutionize the future of NFTs for creators and owners alike.
“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 KillRoy Was Here NFT launch will take place in Q2 of 2022 on the Legendao platform
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