Remember when Harlan Ellison thought that the Justin Timberlake sci-fi flick bore some striking similarities to his own short story "Repent, Harlequin! Said the Ticktockman" and sued the filmmakers? Erroneous reports claimed that he won that suit, but the truth is, Ellison has had a change of heart.
The groundbreaking, award-winning science-fiction godfather is suing Fox to prevent the release of Andrew Niccol's sci-fi thriller, claiming that too much is too similar to his own "Repent, Harlequin! Said The Ticktockman."
Remember that lawsuit the award-winning author filed, claiming that writer-director Andrew Niccol and the producers of the Justin Timberlake dystopian sci-fi thriller ripped off his own "Repent, Harlequin! Said the Ticktockman" story? He won.
What has J. Michael Straczynski done for us lately? After Babylon 5 and its spin-off Crusade went off the air, he created the post-apocalyptic drama Jeremiah, wrote multiple comics for both Marvel and DC, and wrote the BAFTA-award winning screenplay, Changeling. Anything else?
If you've been hoping for a chance to see Harlan Ellison in person, you'd better act fast—the legendary writer has announced he'll be making his final convention appearance at MadCon 2010, which begins tomorrow in Madison, WI. As for WHY this will be the writer's final con appearance, well, we'd better let him speak for himself.