The NFT Collection Bored Ape Yacht Club gets its own movie trilogy. Exactly one year after the collection released a set of 10,000 NFTs, the crypto platform announced Coinbase the production of the film series.
A year after the launch of 10,000 NFTs, the Bored Ape Yacht Club is getting its own movie trilogy. This was announced by the crypto trading platform Coinbase by Twitter to.
The first part of the so-called “Epee Triology” is set to be released in June 2022. Fans of the “bored monkeys” should be able to see it at the “NFT.NYC” NFT convention.
What is Bored Ape Yacht Club?
The Bored Ape Yacht Club is a collection of 10,000 Bored Ape NFTs built on the Ethereum blockchain – i.e. digital variations of Bored Ape images.
Each NFT Monkey is unique and programmatically generated from over 170 possible traits, including expression, headgear, clothing, and more. “All monkeys are dope, but some are rarer than others,” reads the collection’s official website.
The Bored Ape Yacht Club was started by parent company Yuga Laboratories in April 2021. At the time, an NFT monkey cost around $250. The Bored Apes are now worth at least $300,000, reports the US Media website CNET.
Monkey NFTs as a status symbol
BusinessToday.In reports that the club’s chips are the most valuable collection in NFT history.
According to a CNET comparison, bored monkey NFTs act as status symbols that the crypto-rich use to brag about on social media, much like a Rolex.
Additionally, the tokens serve as a membership to a community of well-connected crypto and NFT traders. People are willing to pay half a million dollars for a JPEG to take advantage of this network.
Bored Ape Yacht Club: Bored apes have cult status
Bored monkeys are especially popular with celebrities. Musicians like Eminem or Snoop Dog, for example, use their NFTs as profile pictures on their Twitter accounts.
Talk show host Jimmy Fallon and Paris Hilton discussed their monkeys on American television. Yuga Labs is also working on a Bored Ape Figure Collection. Also, there was recently a pop-up burger shop called Bored & Hungry in California that allowed customers to pay with the monkey’s own cryptocurrency, Ape-Coin.
NFT fans can cast their own monkeys in the movie trilogy
Ape-NFT owners have the option of sending their monkeys to the movie casting for the trilogy. The NFTs are then reviewed by a film casting team at degentrilogy.com.
We are thrilled that Coinbase is making a series of films featuring the BAYC community. Bored Ape NFT holders, submit your monkey for casting, details below. https://t.co/lhsbg4AnuZ
— Bored Ape Yacht Club (@BoredApeYC) April 11, 2022
The Yacht Club monkeys coming out of the NFT universe aren’t the first time. the Universal Music Group bought a bored monkey as a front monkey for the band “Kingship” in March 2022. Maybe they’ll cover some hits from the virtual 90s band “Gorillaz” in the future.