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Old 12-02-2011, 11:37 AM
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Something tells me that when Ellison saw how inept the film actually was, it was probably better to distance rather than associate himself with it in any way. And since it disappeared virtually without a trace, it really did little to affect the viability of a 'Repent Harlequin' project.
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Old 02-18-2014, 04:44 PM
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Interesting article in Deadline Hollywood about JMS optioning Harlan Ellison's "Reqent, Harlequin!", Said the TickTock Man":
http://www.deadline.com/2014/02/j-mi...edium=facebook The scripts already written.

Not sure why it's resurfacing suddenly. Hope that's a good sign.

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Old 02-18-2014, 05:23 PM
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Odd article. They seem unaware that Joe and Harlan worked together on Babylon 5.
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Old 02-19-2014, 05:19 AM
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Odd article. They seem unaware that Joe and Harlan worked together on Babylon 5.
This is Deadline. If it didn't happen within the last year, they don't notice it.

JMS posted another bit:

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Fans of J. Michael Straczynski It's been a long road to get this done. We started the process almost two years ago, but the deal got put on ice while Harlan dealt with a legal situation regarding another film. With that issue finally resolved, we restarted the process and now we can go forward.
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Old 02-19-2014, 06:00 AM
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This is Deadline. If it didn't happen within the last year, they don't notice it.

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http://www.firstshowing.net/2014/str...-ticktock-man/

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Maybe it doesn't matter much but you all do get it that JMS and Ellison are friends. Ellison if I remember right was the voice of the elevator on B5.
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Old 03-07-2014, 05:40 AM
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This is Deadline. If it didn't happen within the last year, they don't notice it.

JMS posted another bit:

Fans of J. Michael Straczynski It's been a long road to get this done. We started the process almost two years ago, but the deal got put on ice while Harlan dealt with a legal situation regarding another film. With that issue finally resolved, we restarted the process and now we can go forward.


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Copyright suit On 15 September 2011, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Ellison filed a lawsuit in federal court in California, claiming that the plot of the 2011 film In Time was based on "Repent...". The suit, naming New Regency and director Andrew Niccol as well as a number of anonymous John Does, appears to base its claim on the similarity that both the completed film and Ellison's story concern a dystopian future in which people have a set amount of time to live which can be revoked, given certain pertaining circumstances by a recognized authority known as a Timekeeper. The suit initially demanded an injunction against the film's release, though Ellison later altered his suit to instead ask for screen credit before ultimately dropping the suit, with both sides releasing the following joint statement: "After seeing the film In Time, Harlan Ellison decided to voluntarily dismiss the Action. No payment or screen credit was promised or given to Harlan Ellison. The parties wish each other well, and have no further comment on the matter."
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Probably. Discussions I've heard is that after seeing the movie, Harlan didn't want his name associated with it in any way. That's just hearsay, though.

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