Announced Tuesday, film director and writer Quentin Tarantino is auctioning off seven never-before-seen “Pulp Fiction” scenes as nonfungible tokens (NFT). The collectibles will be auctioned on OpenSea.
Each NFT will also contain “secret” content that’s only revealable to its owner, including the uncut first handwritten scripts of the film along with exclusive audio commentary from Tarantino himself.
“I’m excited to be presenting these exclusive scenes from ‘Pulp Fiction’ to fans,” said Tarantino in a press release. “Secret Network and Secret NFTs provide a whole new world of connecting fans and artists and I’m thrilled to be a part of that.”
NFTs are built on the Secret Network blockchain ecosystem, which allows both the creator and NFT owner to secretly sell or rent their work. That means Tarantino’s Secret NFTs protect not only his never-before-seen “Pulp Fiction” content, but also the identity of the eventual NFT owners. SCRT Labs, the development firm behind the Secret Network, will support the drop.
“The best artists and creators want complete control over how their stories are told and how they connect with their audiences. They want to be able to experiment, share their truths, and create their own worlds,” said Tarantino. “Secret NFTs represent a new kind of ownership and creative control that goes beyond what NFTs have enabled to date. They allow artists and audiences to build a more authentic relationship — one that is privately shared between them. Digital access control and unlockable content will open many new doors for creators who have been waiting to explore this new world.”
“NFTs could be the most disruptive technology to come out of this decade,” said Guy Zyskind, co-founder of Secret Network and CEO of SCRT Labs. “The art community is alive with innovation and the media is actively exploring all the potential use cases associated with the technology. Now, we have privacy and access controls courtesy of Secret Network. Ultimately, that will enable a whole litany of new potential use cases.”
Pulp Fiction, which grossed $214 million at the box office in the year it was released, won an Academy Award for best writing and screenplay, and earned nominations for best picture, best director, and more.