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Pulp Fiction writer Quentin Tarantino is facing legal action from Miramax after the US film company claimed it was entitled to profit from any further sequels to the film.
Tarantino has repeatedly hinted at another sequel to Pulp Fiction and has said he would also return to make films about the Holocaust and slavery.
But once that has been completed, he says he will return to play the former Italian mafia boss in Jackie Brown 2.
The original Pulp Fiction was made in 1994.
Miramax, which owns the rights to Tarantino’s work, claims that his current work constitutes exploitation of copyright.
The firm said in a statement to the LA Times it has already successfully secured $12.6m (£9.1m) from Tarantino.
The half-dozen or so sequels have never been officially confirmed and no plans for them have ever been made public.
Since becoming an international box office sensation, Pulp Fiction has made an estimated $370m (£281m) worldwide.
Tarantino’s take on a blaxploitation western won Oscars for best picture and best original screenplay.
Mr Tarantino, 62, told the LA Times in November he was willing to write and direct all six films in the trilogy, including a sequel based on the Italian mafia boss he came to know in the 1990s.
“All six films in the trilogy will be my films. They will be movies I feel very strongly about making,” he said.
A version of this story was originally published in The Hollywood Reporter.