Kevin Smith Launches Crypto Studio And Sells New Horror Film KILLROY WAS HERE As NFT

He's taking the View Askewniverse digital.

By Fangoria Staff · April 13, 2021, 11:00 AM EDT
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KILLROY IS HERE teaser via Viewaskew.

Kevin Smith (Tusk, Red State) is launching a new crypto studio and is making moves to sell his new horror movie Killroy Was Here as an NFT (non-fungible token). Some more info, via Deadline:

The owner of the NFT will secure the rights to exhibit, distribute and stream the work, making it a means for whoever owns the movie to earn money outside of the blockchain.

“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.”

Smith shared a pic on the set of Killroy Was Here on Twitter way back in January 2018:

Last year, Bloody Disgusting reported on the virtual SDCC panel Smith held offering a first look at Killroy Was Here:

The horror-comedy creature anthology was inspired by the “KilRoy Was Here” graffiti that was prominent during World War II, and Smith shared the bloody official trailer out of Comic-Con@Home today.

During the SDCC panel today, Smith compared his latest horror movie to Creepshow, while going on to note that it’s also in the same vein as our own anthology film V/H/S.

Smith teased, “It’s got a theme that runs through it, and all these little stories that happen around [Killroy]. He’s kinda like a kid Avenger. If you fuck with kids, Killroy will show up. And he looks wonderfully goofy. Bald head and a nose that hangs over the fence. [Robert Kurtzman] designed something that’s kinda horrifying but it’s also goofy at the same time.”

Here's the trailer: