The History of Ethereum's Creation to Be Shown in Full-Length Movie Directed by Ridley Scott

by Eva Fox April 22, 2022

The History of Ethereum's Creation to Be Shown in Full-Length Movie Directed by Ridley Scott

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Renowned film director Ridley Scott will shoot a full-length movie about the history of the creation of Ethereum. He is adapting Camila Russo's book “The Infinite Machine,” which talks about Vitalik Buterin's idea to create Ethereum and the subsequent development of the network.


Ridley Scott is one of the greatest film directors of all time. Now he will plunge into the world of cryptocurrencies, as he will become the director of a film about the founding of the Ethereum network. The movie will dive us into the history of a technological breakthrough that is right now changing the financial system in the world and the perception of money as such.

Camila Russo's book “The Infinite Machine” talks about Vitalik Buterin's idea to create Ethereum and the subsequent development of the network, and should be a full-length movie. The fact that it will be directed by Ridley Scott hints at success because he knows exactly how to show the most important thing to the viewer. Throughout his successful career, the Briton has directed Oscar-winning films, including Alien, Gladiator, The Martian, and others.

“The Infinite Machine” will be directed by Shyam Madiraju, while Ridley Scott, Tom Moran, Vera Meyer, and Alejandro Miranda will be producers.

Camila Russo, who wrote the book, said the directing and producing crew of the movie could not be better:

“It’s incredibly exciting to have Ridley Scott and the crew at Scott Free produce the movie of “The Infinite Machine” alongside us. I can’t imagine a better team to turn the riveting story about the people behind the most revolutionary technology since the internet into a feature film that will capture the hearts of our generation.”

The film will be partially funded with a community treasury, according to its official website, via a Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO), and with traditional funding strategies. The intention of the project has been clear from the start: to “become a blockbuster movie for the mainstream.”

The Infinite Machine DAO launched an NFT collection, called Genesis, to support the project. The DAO itself is the movie's executive producer. The proceeds of the sales will be distributed in two phases, the website explained. The first phase is the movie budget which is expected to be valued at $16 million.

The NFT collection sales will be equally distributed amongst the 36 intervening artists which will receive 22.5% of the budget. 10% will be sent to a community treasury pool to fund the DAO, and the remaining 67.5% will be used for the movie.

In its second phase, the project will distribute 22.5% of the NFT sales to the artists, 25% to the collection core team and contributors, and 52.5% to the community pool. NFT holders can have active participation in the project as Associate Producers and will have a voice in future projects.

According to the ETHMovie official website:

“The Infinite Machine movie will be the first of many productions, content and artists the DAO will support. The organization will be a vehicle for the Ethereum community to organize people and capital to continue funding content creators and artists.”

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