If you cast your mind back to 2020’s virtual San Diego Comic-Con@Home event, you may remember that Kevin Smith dropped a trailer for his horror anthology film KillRoy Was Here (and if not, you can refresh your memory here – or watch the latest trailer below…).
Well, almost two years on, we now have word on Smith’s distribution plans for the movie, and it’s a rather controversial one, as the filmmaker has teamed with Secret Network to release the movie exclusively as NFTs (non-fungible tokens) via the Legendao platform – the first time a feature film has been released in such a manner.
As per Deadline, KillRoy Was Here will launch as a 5,555-piece NFT collection, which will give fans exclusive access to the movie via a “crypto key”, along with behind-the-scenes footage, and a commentary track. For those unfamiliar with NFTs, they are essentially a “unique” digital file with ownership details stored on a blockchain, meaning that 5,555 people will be able to “own” their very own digital copy of KillRoy.
“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!” proclaimed Smith. “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!”
The news follows a recent Pulp Fiction NFT collection launched by Quentin Tarantino through Secret Network’s Legendao platform, which resulted in a cease-and-desist from the movie’s rights holders Miramax.
Check out the new trailer for KillRoy Was Here…
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Killroy Was Here features a cast that includes Ryan O’Nan, Azita Ghanizada, Harley Quinn Smith, Chris Jericho, Jason Mewes, Ralph Garman and Justin Kucsulain.