Acclaimed British director Ridley Scott is going to produce a film about the history of Ethereum. This upcoming movie will draw inspiration from journalist Camila Russo’s book, “The Infinite Machine”.
Officially, Ridley Scott’s company Scott Free Productions is funding the upcoming movie about Ethereum. Just a few successful films produced by Scott Free include ‘Gladiator’, ‘Bladerunner: 2049’ and ‘The Martian’.
In recent interviews, Camila Russo said she couldn’t imagine a “better team” to get her Ethereum backstory story on the silver screen. She also predicts that the movie “The Infinite Machine” will “capture the hearts of our generation”.
Although Ridley Scott is on the production team for this upcoming film, he will not be directing. According to the latest reports, Shyam Madiraju will direct and write the screenplay for the movie “The Infinite Machine”. A few previous films that Madiraju has been involved in include “Eden” and “Cake.”
Currently, there is no news about which actors will play major Ethereum developers like Vitalik Buterin in “The Infinite Machine”. Scott Free Productions has also not disclosed any details about an expected release date.
Crypto & NFTs are going to Hollywood
While Scott’s film will mark a significant moment in Ethereum’s history, it isn’t the first time Ethereum has inspired filmmakers. Interestingly, many NFTs on the Ethereum blockchain are already Hollywood celebrities.
For example, actress Reese Witherspoon recently “cast” the World of Women NFTs in an upcoming movie. Witherspoon’s production team, Hello Sunshine, says they plan to use the animated avatars in the WoW collection to entertain, educate and inspire women to explore Web3.
US exchange Coinbase recently announced that it is using Ethereum’s popular Bored Ape NFTs in a series of three short films. Dubbed ‘The Degen Trilogy’, these BAYC films will premiere at the NFT.NYC festival in June.
There are also rumors that the Cool Cats NFTs will be appearing in the movies soon. A few weeks ago, the Cool Cats developers signed a deal with one of LA’s most influential talent agencies: the Creative Artists Agency.
It’s not just pfp NFTs that inspire today’s filmmakers, though. Some content creators are interested in using Web3 innovations such as decentralized governance and smart contracts to change the art of storytelling.
For example, actress Mila Kunis announced a new series called “The Gimmicks” that will allow NFT holders to vote on upcoming plot developments. People who have one of the 10,000 “gimmicks” NFTs can also write fanfiction about their avatar and post it on an official forum. If the lead writers like the content they see online, they can include it in a “Gimmics” episode.
Clerks director Kevin Smith also sees great potential in using NFTs to connect with fans and raise funds for upcoming projects. Recently, Smith announced that his movie “KillRoy Was Here” would be available as 5,555 NFTs on the Secret Network’s Legendao platform. People who purchase a “KillRoy Was Here” NFT can take advantage of bonus content and artwork.
All these innovative film projects suggest that blockchain technology is already reshaping the entertainment industry.