Just in time for the spooky season, horror movie franchise Saw is making its debut as an NFT collection, with digital collectibles from blockbuster vampire series Twilight and more to come later. Tom Brady’s Autograph NFT platform announced on Tuesday, Oct. 19, that it has partnered with Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures to drop exclusive NFTs first from Saw.
“As we usher in a new era of digital collecting, launching Autograph’s entertainment vertical with Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures’ iconic film franchise Saw, we’re excited to offer our community a gamified experience to delight horror fans with these drops,” Dillon Rosenblatt, CEO and co-founder of Autograph, said in a press statement. “The Saw collection will be a new and unique opportunity for our community and fans looking to own collectibles from each of the categories and unlock highly exclusive content.”
Added the film franchise’s producers Mark Burg and Oren Koules, “These NFTs take the best of the Saw series of movies and amplifies them even further as fans can become part of Saw history.”
The Saw Chapter One collection will feature 10,000 NFTs in three categories — keys, schematics, and traps — that reflect the inspirations behind villain Jigsaw’s traps. Collectors who obtain an NFT from each of the categories will be able to access additional exclusive content that will arrive in their wallets midnight on Halloween.
The Saw traps are set to drop Oct. 26 on Autograph.io and DraftKings Marketplace, with the keys and schematics arriving Oct. 28.
Besides the Saw collection, other major series will soon be seeing their own drops via Autograph and Lionsgate’s partnership. The Twilight Saga, The Hunger Games, Mad Men, John Wick and Dirty Dancing are among the digital collections expected to arrive in the coming months. Details for these drops have not yet been announced.
As the NFT space continues to boom in 2021, more celebrities and entertainment businesses have become active in the community. Most recently, Martha Stewart announced on Oct. 19 her foray into digital collectibles by launching her first drop and digital boutique. Fox’s popular reality singing competition The Masked Singer also got in on the action, releasing its collection and game on Oct. 13. On the business side, Madonna’s manager Guy Oseary signed Yuga Labs, the creators behind the influential Bored Ape Yacht Club.