• Secret Network allows users to hold the crypto assets privately, according to co-founder Guy Zyskind
  • The initial collection is set to go to auction on NFT marketplace OpenSea

Quentin Tarantino is set to release a collection of seven non-fungible tokens (NFTs), consisting of never-before-seen handwritten scripts and commentary from “Pulp Fiction”, the award-winning director announced on Tuesday.

“I’m excited to be presenting these exclusive scenes from ‘Pulp Fiction‘ to fans,” Tarantino said in a statement to Blockworks. The original film, which garnered roughly $214 million at the box office, led Tarantino to take home the Oscar for Best Screenplay in 1994.  

The collection will run on Secret Network’s blockchain, which allows both the creator and NFT holder to own, lease and sell said art privately, co-founder of Secret Network Guy Zyskind told Blockworks. 

“If the whole idea of Secret NFTs is that I can share something specifically with those who purchase it, then I want to share something that is extremely valuable to me, extremely valuable in pop culture, and something that has never been seen before,” he said, citing conversations with Tarantino about the project. 

“What is something truly iconic? What is something that is very, very close to his heart, very, very close to his fans, historic in terms of pop culture significance? And then [Tarantino] came up with the idea,” Zyskind said. “[Tarantino] said, ‘Look, I have the original handwritten ‘Pulp Fiction’ script. I’ve never shared it with anyone.’”

Secret NFTs contain content only viewable by the owner of the asset itself — and ownership does not have to be made public. 

“[Unlike] normal NFTs, we can provide [user] access control,”  Zyskind added. “Essentially, if I’m an artist, and I’m publishing an art piece, I don’t have to reveal it to the entire world, I can publish it selectively.”

Privacy and access controls like Secret’s are game-changers for NFTs, according to Zyskind. “NFTs could be the most disruptive technology to come out of this decade,” he said. “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.”

The “Pulp Fiction” NFT collection is set to go to auction on OpenSea, but an official date has yet to be announced.

  • Morgan Chittum is a New York-based reporter covering NFTs, the metaverse, play-to-earn gaming and other emerging Web3 tech for Blockworks. Previously she was a street reporter, covering crime at New York Daily News, and a media and journalism fellow at the Poynter Institute. Contact Morgan via email at [email protected]