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Old July 2nd 18, 10:32   #6
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Re: R.I.P. Harlan Ellison

Originally Posted by hypatia View Post
I thought I read something about an adaptation of his "Repent, Harlequin..." recently, too.
JMS wrote an adaptation for it. Back in 2011 he posted:

Originally Posted by JMS
Since this has apparently leaked onto several film-oriented websites, I should probably confirm the information and preclude distortion: I have optioned, and adapted into screenplay form, Harlan Ellison's "Repent Harlequin, Said the Ticktockman." It's out to producers, studios and directors now. We hope to find a director who has always wanted to make this story into a movie. More as, if and when it develops.

Originally Posted by JMS
I should mention that Harlan has never allowed anyone else before to option or adapt Harlequin for the screen, and the draft has his personal seal of approval.

Originally Posted by JMS
I've been asked in email which sites had the information. The two main ones are and (The latter is the more accurate, at least it spells my name right.) So I figured better to get in front of it than let it sneak up behind me or get distorted.
Sadly, I don't think we heard of anything since then.
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