Quentin Tarantino insists on his ‘Pulp Fiction’ rights in Miramax NFT lawsuit
Writer-director Quentin Tarantino has defended himself after Miramax sued him for planning to auction script pages from his acclaimed film “Pulp Fiction” as NFT.
The lawsuit, filed Nov. 16, states that “Left unchecked, Tarantino’s conduct could mislead others into believing Miramax is involved in his business.” Miramax also asked Tarantino to drop his NFT plans and claimed the rights to the entire script for the film, including the deleted scenes, AFP reported on November 18.
“Quentin Tarantino’s contract is clear: he has the right to sell NFTs of his handwritten screenplay for Pulp Fiction and this clumsy attempt to prevent him from doing so will fail,” retorted Tarantino’s lawyer Bryan Freedman in a statement. published on NBC News on Wednesday, November 17.
“But Miramax’s ruthless decision to divulge confidential information about the contracts and remuneration of its filmmakers will irreparably tarnish its reputation long after this case has been closed,” Freedman added.
Tarantino announced earlier this month that he plans to sell the digital rights to seven unreleased scenes from his “Pulp Fiction” screenplay. He planned to auction it off on the popular NFT marketplace, OpenSea.
“Pulp Fiction” is considered one of Tarantino’s most critically acclaimed films. A cult classic of the 1990s, it starred John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis and Uma Thurman among a powerful ensemble cast. At the 67th Academy Awards, it was nominated for Best Picture and won the award for Best Original Screenplay. Sam Mayoralgo /JB
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