AceShowbiz - Quentin Tarantino's lawyer has laughed off Miramax chiefs' bid to stop his client from selling "Pulp Fiction" non-fungible tokens (NFTs), insisting they are plain "wrong."
Bosses at the company, founded by shamed producer Harvey Weinstein and his brother Bob Weinstein, have served Tarantino with a cease-and-desist order regarding The Tarantino NFT Collection, which includes digital keepsakes featuring scenes that never made it into the final cut of the classic 1994 movie, starring Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson, and John Travolta.
Legal representatives for Miramax alleged on Tuesday, November 16 they had been "forced" to bring the suit to "enforce, preserve, and protect" their contractual and intellectual property rights, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The documents they submitted in support of their claim included Quentin's previously confidential contract for the film.
Now, the "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" filmmaker's attorney, Bryan Freeman, is fighting back, telling Deadline, "Miramax is wrong - plain and simple," and he's furious the executives have also breached his client's privacy."
"Quentin Tarantino's contract is clear: he has the right to sell NFTs of his hand-written script for 'Pulp Fiction' and this ham-fisted attempt to prevent him from doing so will fail," he continued.
"But Miramax's callous decision to disclose confidential information about its filmmakers' contracts and compensation will irreparably tarnish its reputation long after this case is dismissed."
The star announced the collection earlier this month (November 2021), in association with officials at SCRT Labs and the Secret Network, with the NFTs reportedly featuring "secret" embedded content, visible only to purchasers.