The innovative media arm of Web3 startup Gala Games, Gala Film, has got the entertainment world buzzing. They’ve announced a project that brilliantly merges anime, dystopian futures, and non-fungible tokens (NFTs). It’s called Ghosts of Ruin.
It’s not just any anime series. Ghosts of Ruin promises to be a thrilling ride with a story that revolves around a group of gamers thrust into a high-stakes tournament set in a dystopian version of San Francisco. The gamers are wired directly to the game. The lines between reality and the virtual world are blurred, making for an intense, immersive gaming experience.
To add to the hype, Ghosts of Ruin boasts a star-studded lineup. The series is under the direction of Michael Ryan, who recently led the production of Apple TV’s ‘Wolfboy’ and ‘The Everything Factory’. But the excitement doesn’t stop there. Ryan has enlisted renowned actors like Rosario Dawson and Tony Revolori. Dawson, famous for her roles in Star Wars spinoffs, lends her voice to Prism, a gamer who’s all about the win. Revolori, known for his roles in ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ and ‘Spider-Man’, voices Lee, a non-competitive gamer who joins the tournament at the last minute.
But what’s a gripping series without the right tunes? Gala Film has got that covered too. They’ve teamed up with media content firm Battle Island, which has chosen to use original music from Hans Zimmer’s ‘Bleeding Fingers collective. Zimmer’s iconic scores have been a part of blockbusters like ‘The Dark Knight’, ‘Interstellar’, and ‘Inception’, so expect some serious goosebumps.
Ghosts of Ruin will debut on the Gala Film platform in August but with a twist. Early viewing will be exclusive to holders of special-edition NFTs, initially created to fund the show’s production. These NFTs are split into four tiers, each offering varying levels of immersive access to the series. For instance, ‘The Executive’ NFT holders will receive additional ‘Frames’ for more Gala Film rewards.
Ghosts of Ruin is stirring up a storm. It’s not just about the bold integration of anime, dystopian narratives, and NFTs but also the promise of an entertainment experience where the virtual and real are inseparable. So, keep your eyes peeled for this one.