Quentin Tarantino announced his intentions to auction off NFTs (Digital Art That Users Can Purchase and Own) featuring previously unreleased scenes from Pulp fiction, one of his most successful films.
The filmmaker presented his sale plans during a crypto convention held in New York. “I am excited to present these exclusive scenes from Pulp fiction to the fans, “he said in a November 2 press release.
However, this director’s plan did not like Miramax, which still owns the rights to the 1994 film. In fact, the company has just filed a lawsuit against Tarantino for this reason.
According to an article by VarietyMiramax was not happy with the film director not consulting with them first about their plans to sell the film’s NFTs.
The company’s attorneys have sent a cease and desist letter to block the auction, which has not been honored by Tarantino and his attorneys.
Miramax also claims that the filmmaker’s actions have interfered with his own plans to enter the NFT business with Pulp fiction.
“This group chose to recklessly, greedily, and intentionally ignore the agreement Quentin signed rather than follow the clear legal and ethical approach of simply communicating with Miramax about their proposed ideas,” said Bart Williams, attorney for the study.
“This one-off effort devalues NFT’s rights to Pulp Fiction, which Miramax intends to maximize through a comprehensive and strategic approach.”
This NFT included excerpts from Tarantino’s handwritten script for the film, as well as comments added by the director.
Meanwhile, the lawsuit alleges breach of contract, copyright infringement, trademark infringement and unfair competition.