The Pulp Fiction NFT lawsuit was brought by Miramax, and Quentin Tarantino’s lawyer answered on his behalf. When Pulp Fiction initially came out in 1994, it sparked a wave of seemingly unbridled and instantaneous adoration across the board.
The film was awarded the Palme d’Or at the 1994 Cannes Film Festival and is now widely regarded as Tarantino’s most authentic work. Pulp Fiction, directed by Quentin Tarantino, won Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay. In addition, the picture launched the careers of its cast members, particularly John Travolta, Uma Thurman, and Samuel L. Jackson; who all received Academy Award nominations for their individual parts.
Miramax recently filed a lawsuit against Tarantino for his intention to sell NFTs related to Pulp Fiction. The entertainment company claims that Tarantino’s NFT project breaches the intellectual property agreement signed by both parties. The lawsuit comes after Tarantino announced earlier this month that he would be placing 7 previously unreleased scenes from the film up for auction on OpenSea; the unparalleled platform for the commerce of NFTs.
Miramax stands firm in believing that they are defending their rights to one of their most valuable film properties. The company also claims that Tarantino made no attempts to communicate his NFT intentions with them in any capacity whatsoever.
Tarantino’s attorney responded to Miramax’s latest Pulp Fiction NFT case in a statement to TheWrap. Tarantino’s lawyer, Bryan Freedman, is emphatic in his assertion that Miramax is completely wrong on this issue. The contract between Tarantino and Miramax, according to Freedman, is as obvious as night and day.
Miramax Is Wrong
Freedman believes Tarantino has every right to sell his handwritten script for the picture; and he intends to prove it in his defence of the famed filmmaker. Furthermore, the eloquent lawyer attempted to turn the tables on Miramax; saying that their decision to reveal confidential information about its filmmakers would eternally tarnish their reputation.
“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.”
According to the lawsuit, Tarantino’s lawyer originally retaliated against Miramax’s cease-and-desist letter by claiming that Tarantino was well within his reserved rights; to realize some Pulp Fiction-related products. According to Freedman, the original contract covers “print publishing (including, without limitation, screenplay publication,’; making of’ books, comic books, and novelization, in audio and electronic media as applicable) and novelization.” However, Miramax’s attorney says that NFTs does not apply because there is no forward language, hence they are not covered by Tarantino’s reserved rights.