Oscar-winning actor Anthony Hopkins has decided to jump into the world of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) using a new platform to launch his new film Zero Contact.
The film , which also stars Veronica Ferres, Aleks Paunovic, Lilly Krug, TJ Kayama and Martin Sternmark, was shot entirely online using Zoom during the lockdown for the Covid-19 pandemic.
“This project was truly a unique experience. We had to innovate at every step, touring 17 countries around the world. It just makes sense that a film like this continues to break new mold by distributing via the blockchain. It is a unique opportunity to be part of history ”.
Zero Contact will premiere as an NFT on the Vuele platform , launched last month as a joint venture between fintech firm Currencyworks and producer Enderby Entertainment.
Rick Dugdale , director of the film, explained that the world of NFTs is also interesting for him to fight film piracy:
“Vuele will have four or five Zero Contact ‘drops’ with the first probably in late July – early August. They will include the movie, plus of the yet to be determined extras that will vary from token to token to create different price points. The idea is to develop a market for NFTs. This creates a shortage of copies of the film and protects against piracy ”.
Movies come to the NFT world, not just Anthony Hopkins
Zero Contact is not the first or the only film to be released in the form of a non-fungible token.
In fact, Dead Superstar V was the first movie in NFT format in September of 2020.
Another cinematic NFT will also be released on Binance, this time from the horror film Brightburn in collaboration with Move Network.
Also in Italy, for example, is the horror film “TWINKY DOO’S MAGIC WORLD” from the Livorno-based film company I Licaoni Digital Studio.