Miramax Plans ‘Pulp Fiction’ NFT . sued Quentin Tarantino
The studio also stated in its lawsuit that consumers could be misled into believing that Miramax was linked to Mr. Tarantino’s sale of NFTs, which could interfere with the company’s plans to sell NFTs from its library.
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“Miramax will defend all of its rights in relation to its library, including those relating to NFTs, and will not allow Quentin’s representatives to deceive others that they have similar deals in violation of the rights agreements they have signed.” right to do so,” said attorney H. Williams, representing Miramax in the BART lawsuit.
The company is seeking a jury trial and unspecified monetary damages.
“Pulp Fiction,” perhaps more than any other Tarantino film, has developed a cult following among fans, who have created memes, videos, and costumes based on the scenes and characters. Directed and written by Mr. Tarantino, the film starring John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson and Uma Thurman, follows two mob hit-men, a boxer, a gangster, and his wife while chasing their lives.
Mr. Tarantino won an Academy Award for screenwriting for the film, and it received several other Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, and performances by Mr. Travolta, Mr. Jackson and Ms. Thurman. According to the studio, the film grossed over $213 million worldwide.
Mr. Tarantino’s entry into the rich and sometimes eccentric world of NFTs comes as a token of various celebrities and athletes. The market for them has exploded this year, and owners of popular videos and memes are cashing in on digital art, ephemera and media by selling their rights.
In February, Nyan Cat, an animated flying cat with a Pop-Tart torso that leaves an iridescent mark, sold for about $580,000. In April, “Disaster Girl”, a meme from a picture of a child smiling at the camera burning down a house in their neighborhood, sold at NFT auction for $500,000. And in May, the original 2007 video “Charlie Bit My Finger”, in which an infant bites his older brother’s finger, was sold as NFT for $760,999. The family that created it said it would remove the original from YouTube.
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