Many consider Pulp Fiction to be a masterpiece as well as a turning point in cinema, with elements of its style and irregular structure influencing countless productions. Tarantino stated in early November that seven of the film’s uncut scenes would be auctioned off as Secret NFTs. Fans would be able to witness previously unreleased footage from Pulp Fiction via OpenSea. The NFTs would also include exclusive commentary from Tarantino himself, as well as initial copies of the film’s scripts.
Production House Miramax Is Suing Pulp Fiction Director, Claiming The NFT Project Violates Their Intellectual Property Agreements.
Miramax has now sued Tarantino, alleging that the NFT project violates their intellectual property agreement. The studio’s action is reported on by IndieWire, which also details the case, in which Miramax claims it is enforcing and defending its rights to one of its most valuable film properties. Tarantino’s choice to delve into NFTs, according to the studio, may mislead others into attempting similar arrangements with rights that they genuinely own. Tarantino’s lawyer responded by claiming that the director is working within his “Reserved Rights,” while Miramax maintains that no clear legal or ethical approach was taken on Tarantino’s part to explain his ideas.
If Quentin Tarantino Loses This Case, It Might Arise The Question ‘Whether Artist Hold Rights On Their Work Or Production Giants Do’?
If Tarantino loses the case, he may be able to develop more Pulp Fiction content, but Miramax would be able to broadcast the never-before-seen footage as NFTs. If he wins, it will be difficult for the studio to enter the realm of making, marketing, and selling non-fiction films, as it intends to do so utilising its current film catalogue. As the lawsuit filed by Miramax develops, additional information about the auctioning off of these specific moments will become available.
Even if NFTs are ruled out, Tarantino can still cash in on Pulp Fiction’s success by releasing a prequel or sequel. In his deal with Miramax, the director has retained rights to a sequel, remake, as well as a spin-off. Because many of Tarantino’s characters share a universe, and Pulp Fiction is one of his most well-known films, he can use the rights granted to him under his contract to produce something fresh for fans of the original. If he loses the case, it will undoubtedly spark debate about whether artists hold the rights to their work or whether studios do. It will be intriguing to see if Tarantino keeps his role as both director and writer of Pulp Fiction.