New Action Movie Features Billion Dollar Crypto Theft
New movie â€œMoney Planeâ€� features a plot about a heist from a â€˜bulletproof casino in the skyâ€™ carrying $1 billion in crypto.
Cryptocurrency has a starring role in a new casino heist action movie starring Adam Copeland, Denise Richards, and Kelsey Grammer that premieres later this week.
According to the trailer, Money Plane (out July 10) is about a former gambler who is pushed into stealing from an aircraft thatâ€™s â€œa bulletproof casino in the sky, untouchable by any government agencyâ€�. Grammerâ€™s character says the plane carries â€œup to a billion on board in crypto and millions in cash.â€�Â
While not identifying which coins are essential to the plot, a screen capture shows the Money Plane has at least $241 million in Bitcoin (BTC), $128 million in Ethereum (ETH), $70 million in Ripple (XRP), $13 million in Litecoin (LTC), and an undetermined amount of Iota (MIOTA).Â
Screenshot from â€œMoney Planeâ€� trailer
Reactions from crypto community
Reddit user JokeOlantern said movies like Money Plane could help create greater visibility for digital assets, but questioned if it would â€œonly show crypto associated with casinos and dangerous criminals.â€�
Others like user Micro56 had similar concerns around the disconnect between Hollywood and reality: â€œMedia portrayals like this [are] almost a necessity for explaining new technology like crypto. I remember the ridiculous movie/TV scenes used to portray the internet back in the day.â€�
Though crypto hasnâ€™t quite achieved mass adoption in 2020, it seems to be the year for tokens on the silver screen. Cointelegraph reported in June that Stampede Ventures would be producing a movie based on the best-selling book Bitcoin Billionaires, the story of Cameron and Tyler Winkelvoss.
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