Miramax sues Tarantino over the planned events of ‘Pulp Fiction’

Miramax sues Tarantino over the planned events of ‘Pulp Fiction’

Angels Miramax filed a lawsuit Tuesday against director Quentin Tarantino over the director’s plans to create and sell a series of NFTs based on his work on “Pulp Fiction.”

The entertainment company alleges that Tarantino’s planned shows infringe copyright on the director’s 1994 film, according to the lawsuit filed in federal court in Los Angeles.

Tarantino recently announced plans to sell seven non-fungible tokens, which are digital businesses that are made unique and attached to a specific owner through cryptocurrency technology.

The NFT ads that go on sale next month will include digital scans of handwritten text pages of uncut versions of scenes from the movie, with audio commentary and other elements. Each will also include “secret” aspects that can only be accessed by the owner.


“Tarantino’s conduct has compelled Miramax to bring this lawsuit against a valuable collaborator in order to enforce, preserve and protect its intellectual and contractual property rights with respect to one of the Miramax Film’s most recognized and valuable property,” the company said in the lawsuit. If left unchecked, Tarantino’s behavior could mislead others into believing Miramax was involved in his project. It may also mislead others into believing that they have the right to pursue similar deals.”

An email requesting comment sent to a Tarantino representative was not immediately returned.

According to the lawsuit, Tarantino’s attorneys responded to Miramax’s cease and desist letters by saying that the sales fall under Tarantino’s partial rights to the production, including the rights to publish the script.

The lawsuit asks the judge to prevent the sale of NFTs and any similar copyright infringement to Miramax, and asks Tarantino to pay legal fees and any related costs.


“Pulp Fiction,” the 1994 movie starring Samuel L.

It was one of the many films he made with Miramax, then directed by brothers Harvey and Bob Weinstein.


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