Kevin Smith to auction horror film Killroy Was Here as an NFT.
Kevin Smith is preparing to expand his cinematic View Askewniverse into the “cyptoverse” via Jay and Silent Bob’s Crypto Studio, an NFT gallery that will showcase art featuring the classic stoner duo. Smith will also use this new initiative to auction off the NFT for his horror anthology Killroy Was Here and allow the eventual owner an opportunity to make some cash by giving them the right to exhibit, distribute and stream the film.
“As an indie artist, I’m always looking for a new platform through which to tell a story,” said Smith. “And Crypto has the potential to provide that, while also intersecting with our almost 25 years of experience selling real-world collectibles online and at the brick-and-mortar Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash. Back in 1994, we took Clerks up to Sundance and sold it. Selling Killroy as an NFT feels very similar: whoever buys it could choose to monetize it traditionally or simply own a film that nobody ever sees but them. We’re not trying to raise financing by selling NFT’s for a Killroy movie; the completed Killroy movie IS the NFT. And If this works, we suddenly have a new stage on which I and other, better artists than me can tell our stories.”
Jay and Silent Bob’s Crypto Studio differs from other NFT marketplaces by operating as a boutique under its own .crypto address. Drops will be designed around Smoking’ tokens that will rotate 3D art of various Jay and Silent Bob films each month; and participants will receive an audio recording of co-owner Jason Mewes calling them a “non-fungible f**k” before identifying the color of your Smokin’ Token as either green, orange, yellow, or purple. The three Platinum Token packs feature all four Smokin’ Token colors and an exclusive Platinum Token that will allow its bearer a Crypto Cameo in Clerks III.