Creativity has taken a turn into cryptocurrency. Seth Green has joined the masses and invested heavily in the NFT game. But more than that, he is now one of few filmmakers and creators that are revolving their next projects around NFTs. Kevin Smith is making a movie with an NFT, Matthew Lillard created an entire film studio based on NFTs, and now Green was starting a show based on one. Unfortunately, the internet can be a vile place, and now his show is no longer a possibility. The Austin Powers actor was subjected to a fishing scam that saw his precious NFTs stolen from his digital wallet. You can see his plea to have his stolen item returned below:
Apparently, someone has purchased the stolen NFT, but there has been no word on if that person has returned the NFT to Seth Green yet. The series that the actor and producer were going to make was based on the ape NFT #8398, shown above. The NFT laws also states that whoever owns said NFT owns the rights to any characters made with that NFT, so Green is basically screwed out of his right to make the series unless it is returned to him. He spoke to Gary Vaynerchuk about the ordeal at a VeeCon, which is an NFT conference. According to Green, “I bought that ape in July 2021, and have spent the last several months developing and exploiting the IP to make it into the star of this show,” he added, “Then days before — his name is Fred by the way — days before he’s set to make his world debut, he’s literally kidnapped.”
Stealing property is never a good thing, and even more tricky when it comes to NFTs. It’s harder to legally come after in a sense because NFTs aren’t goods. However, there should be some sort of legal recourse for Seth Green to continue to chase, considering that they were stolen from him via a digital wallet of sorts. That still counts as a normal wallet, doesn’t it? Green had also created a trailer for the show that was going to be based on his NFT, named Fred. You can see this trailer below:
The whole NFT and blockchain technology aspect is confusing at best, but this does look to be like an interesting series. Seth Green creating the trailer and putting things together only to have the star of the show stolen is heartbreaking. Hopefully, he can sort things out with the random person that has purchased his stolen Fred. Green has spent days trying to reach the Twitter handle of the person who purchased his NFT but has been unsuccessful.
Plenty of other celebrities are creating NFT collections based on their lives, such as Sylvester Stallone and Bill Murray. However, Seth Green wanted to create a new series based on the one that he currently owns. It’s a weird world, but theft is never a rightful act. Green has also stated that he will be pursuing legal action if the person who bought his stolen NFT does not respond. He plans to “kick down every door” he can for the NFT community. Apparently, this theft is nothing new and those who spend thousands of dollars on their collections have also been subjected to theft. We hope the man can get his property back and move forward with the series he has clearly worked hard on.