Potential Netflix rival Binge, backed by blockchain technology, has snapped up a new comedy for its service. And a relatively high profile one…
Blockchain-backed Slate Entertainment Group continues to acquire movie projects for its streaming service, and it’s just signed up its highest profile film to date.
It’s snapped up the rights to a new comedy called – pardon our language a minute – The Shitheads – which it will be distributing worldwide. Slate intends to give the film a limited cinema release first, and then release it on its blockchain-powered video on demand service, Binge.
The movie itself stars Luke Wilson and Ron Funches, and it’s written and directed by Macon Blair. The story of the film sees the leading pair as deeply unqualified idiots, who for some reason have to accompany a teenage millionaire on his way to rehab.
The film has been backed by Rough House Pictures, which is run by Danny McBride, Jody Hill and David Gordon Green.
Macon Blair won the Sundance Grand Jury prize for his first feature as director, I Don’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore. He’s been working on The Shitheads since then.
Slate also, recently, acquired distribution rights to the cryptocurrency documentary Beyond Bitcoin, that we reported on here.
No release date for either project has been announced as of yet.