Representatives of the film company claim that the director is violating copyrights and is trying to capitalize on the popularity of non-fungible tokens
The Miramax film company has filed a lawsuit against Quentin Tarantino over the director's plans to release a collection of non-fungible tokens based on the 1994 film Pulp Fiction, according to The Hollywood Reporter . Miramax accused Tarantino of breach of contract, copyright and unfair competition.
Tarantino announced plans to sell seven cut scenes from Pulp Fiction as NFT in early November. The director also plans to put up for sale non-fungible tokens for the original handwritten script of the film and his own audio commentary to it.
Miramax claims that according to a signed contract with the director in 1993, Tarantino has no rights to sell cut scenes from the film and script. Representatives of the film company noted that Tarantino is trying to capitalize on the boom in interest in NFT tokens.
According to Tarantino's lawyer, the director has the right to reproduce the script, which allows him to issue NFT tokens.
The film "Pulp Fiction" won the highest award at the 1994 Cannes Film Festival. In 1995, Tarantino and co-scriptwriter Roger Avary received an Oscar for Best Screenplay.