‘Lockdown,’ a movie inspired by the COVID-19 pandemic, is the first film to debut as an NFT before its official release in November. The non-fungible token also marks the launch of Marvion Media, the first hybrid NFT company.
“Lockdown” is an NFT Movie from Marvion Media
‘Lockdown’ is far more than a pandemic-inspired thriller. The film also marks a revolutionary beginning for the movie industry, as it will launch as an NFT before it hits theaters.
Marvion Media will release the NFT version of the movie. This is the first company dedicated exclusively to hybrid non-fungible tokens.
According to the blockchain company, a hybrid NFT is “an integrated, best in class, a smart contract that can execute a transaction and also contains the specific legal terms of the intellectual property ownership and license.”
Marvion Media aims to create a bridge between the physical world and the digital metaverse while supporting all art forms.
The website of the company will officially launch within eight days, promising to open doors for digital and traditional artists alike.
Lockdown: a pandemic-inspired thriller
The story of the Lockdown movie NFT starts with an aspiring actor who enters an audition. The casting director puts the main character through a series of tests that decide the fate of those around him. The NFT movie releasing from Marvion Media, stars Xander Berkeley from The Walking Dead, and OCTB’s Anita Chui.
Accordingly, ‘Lockdown’ movie producers found their inspiration in the 2020 pandemic, particularly our increasing addiction to technology. Bizhan Tong, the movie producer, and director, wanted to create a ‘familiar’ experience:
“We purposely eschewed making a ‘Zoom movie’ in favor of shooting on location to create a cinematic experience that feels both familiar and expansive,” he says. However, “the use of NFTs fits with the themes of the film and the groundbreaking nature of our production.”