Following in the wake of Red State and Tusk, Kevin Smith returns to horror with Killroy Was Here, a horror-comedy creature anthology inspired by the “KilRoy Was Here” graffiti that was prominent during World War II. It’s been a bit since we’ve heard a peep about the movie, with the trailer releasing late last year, but today brings an interesting update.
Deadline reports that Smith has made the highly unique decision to sell off Killroy Was Here as a NFT (non-fungible token), granting the buyer the rights to release and stream it.
Or, if they prefer, keep it locked up for their eyeballs only.
Deadline explains, “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,” Smith tells Deadline. “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.”
Killroy Was Here comes courtesy of Smodcast Pictures & Semkor Productions in association with Ringling College of Art & Design. The cast includes Jason Mewes and Chris Jericho.
Smith directed and wrote the script with Andy McElfresh.
Check out the previously released trailer below.