Cut scenes from the movie Pulp Fiction will be sold as non-fungible tokens (NFTs) on the OpenSea marketplace. These NFTs have the particularity of being created on a blockchain that wants to protect the privacy of its users.
Pulp Fiction: unpublished scenes in the form of NFTs… 27 years after the release of the film
On November 2, 2021, the writer and director, Quentin Tarantino, announced the auction on OpenSea, of seven unpublished scenes in the form of NFTs from the film Pulp Fiction released in 1994. The NFTs also contain the original handwritten scripts of the film and an exclusive audio commentary by the director. They are generated on the Secret Network blockchain.
Pulp Fiction is Tarantino’s second feature film. Its cast is composed of Hollywood stars such as John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis, and Uma Thurman. The film won the Palme d’Or in 1994. Tarantino presented the NFTs as a way to create a new form of relationship between fans and artists:
“I’m thrilled to present these exclusive scenes from ‘Pulp Fiction’ to the fans. Secret Network and Secret NFTs offer a whole new world of connection between fans and artists and I am thrilled to be a part of it.”
Private NFTs artworks: privacy as a priority for Secret Network
The Secret Network blockchain claims to be the first blockchain with smart contracts that prioritize confidentiality and thus preserve privacy. Only the owners of non-fungible tokens built on Secret Network can access the contents of their NFTs. Transaction and ownership data on the blockchain is also encrypted. Private NFTs allow artists and collectors to remain anonymous if they wish.
Pulp Fiction is not the only film that will be valued via NFTs. MGM Studios recently partnered with the marketplace VeVe to launch NFTs for “No Time to Die”. The latter will be the first James Bond film with digital collectibles.
NFTs projects will certainly be able to find a significant amount of “raw material” to tokenize in Hollywood. Beyond the mercantile logic, they will however have to understand the spirit, the message conveyed by each work, to exploit it adequately and avoid attracting unnecessary criticism from fans, as was the case when the NFTs of the film Dune were announced.