Hollywood actress Rosario Dawson and actor Tony Revolori have secured leading roles in Ghosts of Ruin, an NFT-backed anime series. Gala Film, the entertainment division of Web3 startup Gala Games, produces the show.
Ghosts of Ruin takes viewers on a thrilling journey where gamers find themselves in a dangerous tournament in a near-future dystopian rendition of San Francisco. In this universe, games seamlessly merge with players’ minds, blurring the line between the virtual world and reality.
The pilot episode of Ghosts of Ruin will premiere exclusively on Gala’s platform in August. However, the initial access to the episode will be restricted to individuals with specialized NFTs.
These NFTs were created and sold to raise funds for the show’s production. They are available in four tiers, each providing immersive privileges to engage with the series.
One of the NFT tiers, The Coder, provides entry to the show, exclusive content and additional digital collectibles. This tier costs around $250 worth of GALA tokens.
The most exclusive tier, The Board Member, grants holders the extraordinary opportunity to participate in the show’s production. They can be featured as characters or contribute to the creative process. Only 45 passes of this tier were made available for purchase, each priced at $2,500 worth of GALA tokens.
Gala Film CEO Sara Buxton emphasized the significance of backing this project. She maintained that incorporating Web3 elements in art forms would provide a more fulfilling experience for everyone involved through digital ownership and associated advantages.
The time has come for our first @ghostsofruintv casting announcement! 🙌
We’re pleased to officially welcome @rosariodawson to the cast of Ghosts of Ruin as Prism!
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Ghosts of Ruin
Michael Ryan, renowned for his role as the showrunner of Apple TV+’s animated series Wolfboy and The Everything Factory, has taken the role of showrunner and writer for Ghosts of Ruin.
Created and produced by new media content studio Battle Island, the series will showcase original music composed by the Bleeding Fingers collective, a musical group associated with renowned composer Hans Zimmer.
Dawson, widely recognized for her exceptional performance in several Disney+ series like The Mandalorian, The Book of Boba Fett and the upcoming limited series Ashoka, will bring her voice talent to the character Prism, a skilled professional gamer renowned for her reserved and detached disposition.
Revolori, known for his notable characters in the 2014 Wes Anderson film The Grand Budapest Hotel and Marvel Studios’ recent Spider-Man film series, will voice Lee, a casual gamer and the central protagonist of the series.
Gala Film’s other project
Gala Film has an array of series in its repertoire, and Ghosts of Ruin is just one of them. Another addition to their lineup is RZR, a dystopian sci-fi series with renowned actors Danny Trejo, Mena Suvari and Emilio Rivera joining the cast.
The series is set in a dystopian version of Los Angeles, where underworld criminal activities and advanced technologies such as crypto and artificial intelligence are intricately intertwined. The three acclaimed Hollywood actors will make special guest star appearances.
Production for RZR has concluded, and the series is currently in post-production. It is slated to premiere in July on the Gala Film platform.