Tarantino to release Pulp Fiction NFTs despite Miramax dispute

By Raffaele Redi
• Updated

The auction will start on 17 January

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Pulp Fiction was nominated for 48 awards, and won 23 of them – Photo: Shuttterstock

Award-winning director, screenwriter, producer, author, film critic and actor Quentin Tarantino has announced the dates for the auction of a series of Pulp Fiction NFTs, despite his quarrel with the Miramax LLC film studios.

Soon after the announcement of the NFTs, the firm filed a complaint with the US District Court Central District Of California regarding alleged breach of contract, copyright infringement, trademark infringement and unfair competition. 

The company is currently seeking damages and compensation, in an amount to be determined at trial, and an injunction preventing alleged violations of Miramax’s rights in and to Pulp Fiction.

However, SCRT Labs, the company behind the Secret Network data privacy platform which powers the NFTs, said: “Tarantino owns the exclusive rights to publish his Pulp Fiction screenplay and the original, handwritten copy has remained a personal creative treasure he has kept private for decades.

“In collaboration with SCRT Labs, Tarantino has turned chapters from this historic document into a one-of-a-kind NFT publication,” they added.

The Pulp Fiction NFTs

As the platform explained, each NFT in the collection consists of a single iconic scene, as well as personalised audio commentary by Tarantino himself.

The NFT contains moments from Tarantino’s original, never-before-seen handwritten screenplay for Pulp Fiction along with unique audio commentary by the director on the Secret Network platform. The NFT auction will start on 1 January and end on 31 January, according to the platform schedule.

“Collectors who purchase each of these limited edition NFTs will own a unique look into the mind and creative process of Quentin Tarantino,” said the platform.

The Secret Network

Secret Network NFTs use novel data privacy technology to ensure only the owners of NFTs can decrypt their contents and opt to share them with others.

“Secret Network is proud to stand with Quentin,” said Guy Zyskind, founder and CEO of SCRT Labs, the primary contributor to Secret Network. “We are committed to working with talented artists across the globe, by providing them a better way to release their works directly to fans without relying on older distribution models, which favour conglomerates over creators.”

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