HONG Kong actor-director Stephen Chow is toying with the idea of launching a series of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) based on characters from his films. "I’ve made a lot of movies. If I am launching my own NFTs, which movie character should I use?" he asked his fans during a livestream event on Saturday.
Chow, 59, had held a 28-minute "Ask Me Anything" (AMA) live-stream meeting with fans after being invited by a trading platform FWENCLUB, which is currently promoting a series of NFTs launched by Spanish artist Joan Cornella.
According to Chow, Cornella gave him an NFT artwork of the hawker-secret agent 007 character from Chow’s 1994 film From Beijing With Love, which was a parody of the James Bond movie series.
"I want to thank Joan as he clearly is a fan and has watched my films since young.
"He looks like Al Pacino and I am thinking of asking him to appear in a cameo in my next film," he said.
Chow said he was interested in NFTs and that he was collecting them as well.
However, he did not indicate what he bought or how many he owned.
It was earlier reported that King of Mandopop Jay Chou earned more than US$10mil (RM42mil) in January by selling NFTs via his fashion label PHANTACi.
> A woman along with 40 other customers and workers ended up having to quarantine for three days at a hotpot restaurant in China’s Henan province after one of the diners tested positive for Covid-19, Sin Chew Daily reported.
The woman, whose surname was Wang, had gone there for a meal with three of her friends on March 18.
Later, two of them left but Wang stayed on to chat with the other friend.
The authorities ordered customers and workers to isolate themselves at the restaurant after one of the patrons was found to be an asymptomatic carrier of Covid-19.
During the quarantine, the restaurant owner prepared breakfast, lunch and dinner for them.
They were also allowed to order anything they wanted on the menu.