KEY POINTS

  • Quentino Tarantino will be auctioning off the original handwritten script as an NFT 
  • Built on Secret Network, the NFTs will include "secret" content only visible to the owner
  • "Pulp Fiction" is a cult classic from 1994 and remains one of Tarantino's celebrated works

Hollywood bigwig Quentin Tarantino is all set to join the growing list of celebrities who have set foot into the world of crypto, by releasing his own non-fungible token (NFT) collection based on his 1994 cult classic, "Pulp Fiction". Entering the world of these blockchain-based tokens, Tarantino is auctioning off seven scenes from the critically acclaimed hit.

The director will also be including the original handwritten script from the movie in the NFT auction along with an audio commentary done by Tarantino himself. However, these will be covered as "secret content," a speciality of SCRT labs, the core team firm behind these NFTs.

Hosted on the OpenSea NFT marketplace, the auction will feature never-before-seen exclusive materials. The NFTs are built on Secret Network, the first Layer 1 blockchain with privacy-by-default for applications and developed by SCRT Labs.

The "secret" content in the auctioned NFTs will be visible only to the owner after the sale, while the front page will uncover some never-before-seen artwork.

At the NFT.NYC conference in Times Square on Tuesday, Tarantino explained the writing process for Pulp Fiction which took him 7 months. He mentioned that he had scribbled over the original manuscript, which was written by hand. This handwritten manuscript will also be included as an NFT in the auction.

The iconic movie from the 90s, which remains one of Tarantino's celebrated works, stars John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, and Uma Thurman in the lead. According to Tarantino, the character played by John Travolta was originally named Edgar.

Tarantino has partnered with Secret Network, which enables users to embed secret digital content or game items onto a blockchain network.

Commenting on the release, Tarantino said, “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.”

As the NFT explosion continues, many artists and digital creators have struck deals with blockchain-based firms to expand into the NFT world. Speaking on the partnership, Guy Zyskind, co-founder of Secret Network, “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.”

Quentin Tarantino Quentin Tarantino created the movie "Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood." Photo: AFP/FREDERIC J. BROWN