Lights, Camera, Ape: Bored Ape NFTs land a Movie contract

Lights, Camera, Ape: Bored Ape NFTs land a Movie contract

In an unprecedented blend of emerging technology and cinematic storytelling, a new star rises on the silver screen. The acclaimed BAYC NFT, Bored Ape #2758, is about to make a splash in the world of cinema, courtesy of an exceptional contract inked by its owner, ‘Rzubi.ETH’, with Pirexia Films. JM Cravioto, the Netflix director famed for the gripping El Chapo series, is set to helm this avant-garde film venture.

NFT meets the Movie world: A first of Its kind

Both NFT enthusiasts and cinephiles eagerly anticipate this pioneering cinematic feat. The Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC)-featured film marks not only the first instance of an NFT actor starring in a movie but also offers BAYC #2758 a salary on par with the esteemed Screen Actors Guild (SAG) alongside other membership benefits.

Rzubi, a seasoned film producer at Pirexia Films, recently unveiled enticing details about the movie’s core narrative. The film, a romantic comedy, adeptly narrates the transformative journey of a social media personality who, following a painful breakup, loses its digital identity. This sparks a journey of self-discovery as it seeks to understand the true self beyond its online persona.

A digital Ape’s journey into the silver screen

In its quest for love and laughter, Bored Ape #2758, known as “Scully Joe”, becomes the main character, capturing the heart of the social media influencer through an array of parties and charms. A memorable scene features Scully Joe’s lavish home, depicting an intriguing world of opulence and adventures.

The unfulfilled Coinbase attempt

The crossover of NFTs and cinema isn’t a new concept. In April of last year, Coinbase planned to launch a film trilogy revolving around BAYC NFTs. The project, titled ‘The Degen Trilogy,’ aimed to introduce “billions” of individuals to the Web3 world, leveraging the unique and interactive elements of BAYC. However, the series faced several hurdles, including regulatory complications with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, company layoffs following the crypto market crash, and criticism from the intended audience, leading to the cancellation of the remaining parts of the trilogy.

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