The 1994 movie Pulp Fiction was one of the greatest crime drama. It propelled the careers of actors like Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman, and John Travolta. It was directed and written by Quentin Tarantino. The movie became a fan favorite and was also critically acclaimed. Both the film and the actors received recognition. Moreover, the film is now universally credited as Tarantino’s authentic work. Tarantino wanted to sell off Pulp Fiction NFT to fans. But this didn’t go well as planned. Soon he was met with a lawsuit against his decision. Miramax sued Tarantino over auctioning Pulp Fiction NFTs. To this, Tarantino’s lawyer has responded. Check it out:
Quentin Tarantino And His Lawyer Respond To Miramax Pulp Fiction Lawsuit
In a November 2 2021 press release, Quentin Tarantino announced that he’ll be auctioning Pulp Fiction NFTs to fans. He said, “I’m excited to be presenting these exclusive scenes from ‘Pulp Fiction’ to fans.” The original plan was to auction off NFT (Non-Fungible Tokes), based on Quentin Tarantino’s handwritten script for the film along with commentary. The NFT is said to be “secret”, as in, the rights over it will be exclusively for the owner and only s/he can view it. However, this idea of Tarantino wasn’t supported by Miramax and they sued him.
Miramax accuses Quentin Tarantino of copyright infringement by auctioning off NFTs of Pulp Fiction. Also, they accuse Tarantino of not consulting beforehand with them- who still owns the rights to the film. The lawsuit also claims trademark infringement, unfair competition, and breach of contract. They’ve sent a cease and desist letter to stop the sale of NFTs. However, that didn’t stop Tarantino and his team from moving forward.
Tarantino’s lawyer, Bryan Freedman has come forward to respond to the allegations. He made a statement to TheWrap saying Miramax is entirely incorrect in stating the matter. He further says that the contract between Tarantino and Miramax is clear as day and night. Moreover, he threw light on the fact that Tarantino had every right to sell his original handwritten script and can also prove it in his defense.
“Miramax is wrong — plain and simple. Quentin Tarantino’s contract is clear: he has the right to sell NFTs of his hand-written script for Pulp Fiction and this ham-fisted attempt to prevent him from doing so will fail. But Miramax’s callous decision to disclose confidential information about its filmmakers’ contracts and compensation will irreparably tarnish its reputation long after this case is dismissed.”
Looks like Miramax wants to get involved in the NFT world. Losing this case will hamper their aspirations. IF Miramax wins, they’ll be uninterrupted with their future NFT plans. Nobody knows what the future of this lawsuit will be. Stay tuned for more updates!