Quentin Tarantino (58) has a lawsuit hanging on his pants. The director is being sued by film studio Miramax for planning to sell unused scenes from his masterpiece Pulp Fiction as non-fungible tokens, NFTs.
That reports The Hollywood Reporter Tuesday.
“His behavior has forced Miramax to bring this case against one of the most esteemed creators we’ve worked with,” the studio said in a statement. “But we must do this to protect and safeguard images contractually and intellectually owned by the studio.” According to the studio, Quentin does not have the right to sell the scenes because they are part of the studio’s catalog.
Quentin recently announced that they would be offering the images along with handwritten scriptures and audio commentary as a non-fungible token, a non-redeemable digital file that provides unique proof of digital art ownership. The prices of NFTs can run into the millions, but it is not clear what amounts the director is hoping for.