- Quentin Tarantino is going through with his planned NFT sale of chapters from the “Pulp Fiction” script.
- Each NFT will be auctioned separately from January 17 to January 31.
- The sale is happening despite a lawsuit from the film’s producer, Miramax.
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Quentin Tarantino is going through with his planned NFT sale of scenes from the original “Pulp Fiction” screenplay despite a lawsuit from the film’s producer Miramax.
In a Wednesday press release, the award-winning director announced the public auction for the seven non-fungible tokens would take place from January 17 to January 31. Each NFT will be sold separately. Buyers must have a MetaMask wallet and ethereum or another cryptocurrency to purchase one of the tokens.
In November, Tarantino announced the sale of “uncut Pulp Fiction scenes” in the form of NFTs built on the Secret Network. The content would be viewable only by the owner, who can opt to share it with others.
Just weeks later, Miramax, which produced the iconic 1994 movie, sued Tarantino for a breach of contract as well as copyright and trademark infringement.
“There’s been no attempt to dismiss any of Miramax’s claims by Tarantino’s team, nor have they filed any counter claims or motions against Miramax,” said Proskauer Rose LLP Partner Bart Williams, one of the studio’s attorneys.
In Wednesday’s press release, Tarantino modified the description of the NFTs, explaining that each one contains a chapter from the handwritten “Pulp Fiction” script and audio commentary from him.
“The collector who purchases one of these limited-edition rare NFTs will be the first to look into the mind and unique creative process of Quentin Tarantino,” the NFT site said.
In a written response to the Miramax complaint, Tarantino’s attorneys dubbed the lawsuit “offensively meritless,” and said “Tarantino has every right to publish portions of his original handwritten screenplay for Pulp Fiction, a personal creative treasure that he has kept private for decades.”
An initial scheduling conference in court is set for February 24, according to the docket.