Miramax Sues Quentin Tarantino Over ‘Pulp Fiction’ NFTs

The director announced the project, which will include scenes from a script that were cut from the 1995 Oscar best picture nominee, earlier this month.
November 17, 2021 - By Staff in NFT

The director announced the project, which will include scenes from a script that were cut from the 1995 Oscar best picture nominee, earlier this month.

 

Film studio Miramax is suing director Quentin Tarantino over plans to release non-fungible tokens (NFTs) based on his cult 1994 film, Pulp Fiction.

Tarantino recently announced that he will sell a series of unique non-fungible tokens based on his handwritten screenplay. A total of seven NFTs based on the film would include previously unseen scenes, scripts and exclusive commentary.

The NFTs will also contain Pulp Fiction art and commentary from Tarantino himself.

The lawsuit by Miramax, which produced the film and is owned by Bein Media Group and ViacomCBS, alleges that Tarantino also plans to sell NFTs of page scans and digital film props.

In the suit, filed in federal court in Los Angeles, Miramax argues that Tarantino signed away rights to "all media" for Pulp Fiction in perpetuity when the film was under development in 1993.

The studio claims that it is in discussions about forging NFT partnerships based on its library of films and that Tarantino’s agreement devalues those efforts.

The “Tarantino NFT Collection” is being launched in partnership with SCRT Labs and the Secret Network, which are trying to create a new type of NFT with “secret” content embedded within it. 

The Pulp Fiction NFTs would have a publicly viewable portion as well as content (including the previously unseen script sections) only visible to the owner.

NFTs have become a hot commodity in Hollywood, with stars and studios all vying for a piece of the pie. 

 

Recent deals include Warner Bros, which recently partnered with Nifty’s to launch an NFT avatar project based on the Matrix film franchise.

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