Anthony Hopkins to launch first NFTs based on his film characters
Two-time Oscar winning actor Sir Anthony Hopkins has partnered with Web3 company Orange Comet to launch his first NFT collection.
The items in “The Eternal Collection” are intended to conceptualise 10 character archetypes that Hopkins has portrayed throughout his career, including Hannibal Lecter in “The Silence of the Lambs” and Odin in three of Marvel’s “Thor” movies.
The NFTs are digital renderings of Hopkins’ face as interpretations of these character archetypes, including the Hero, the Rebel, the Magician, the Sage, the Ruler, the Explorer, the Lover, the Creator, the Giver and the Jester.
Each of the 10 archetypes will feature a separate release of 100 variants to make up a total of 1,000 NFTs in the drop. The collection’s release has been set for September 16 on leading NFT marketplace OpenSea.
There will also be an auction of 10 unique 1-of-1 NFTs that feature different character archetypes. Part of the proceeds will go to a charity designated by Hopkins and his wife.
“NFT is for me a blank canvas to create art in a new format,” Hopkins told reporters. “It’s fun to be the old guy on the block—the oldest guy,” the 84-year-old actor said.
“I’m interested in and fascinated by young people…. But inspiration is reciprocal, and so I’m hoping to also return some inspiration to people by saying that everything is possible. Give it a whirl, have a go. That’s what I did in my life,” he said.