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Sci-Fi Writer Sues To Block Justin Timberlake's New Movie, In Time

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Just "in time" to make a stir!

We don't know about you, but we're actually pretty stoked about Justin Timberlake's new movie, In Time. Sure, those months he spent in production could've been spent making another album, but we're trying to overcome our debilitating desire to see JT back in the recording studio and accept his choice to be an actor extraordiaire.

Anyway, the movie looks cool (see trailer above), with a interesting sci-fi twist and an amazing supporting cast, so we've been waiting diligently for the movie to come out to enjoy. However, it turns out we might be waiting a bit longer than we'd want to as a new lawsuit filed might block the movie from coming out.

Author Harlan Ellison is suing the studio, New Regency, claiming that the movie was ripped off from his book, Repent, Harlequin! In his suit, he insists that the flick "copies key plot elements, themes, characters, events, sequents and settings of "Repent, Harlequin!"' He even points out that critics who have seen the movie in advance screenings have notice the similarities, pointing out Richard Roeper's review specifically, in which he wrote that the movie "is based on a brilliant story by the great Harlan Ellison."

Harlan wants the movie to be shelved immediately, but no word if he is also seeking damages.

Someone better figure this out, because we really want to see this thing. Pay the guy what he is do, issue an apology or prove him dead wrong, doesn't matter. Just get this flick on the big screen!

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5 comments to “Sci-Fi Writer Sues To Block Justin Timberlake's New Movie, In Time

  1. 1

    Not a fan of Timberlake but he's not dumb. He is going to have to prove he can carry a movie if he wants to pursue acting so this is his big chance. I wouldn't put it past him to have orchestrated this whole thing for publicity. After all, any publicity is good publicity.

  2. 2

    This is just Hollywood Marketing Magic; create an issue with a film that test audiences did not like so people will go see it….

  3. 3

    No it really is the same thing!!!! When i saw the preview i noticed it!

  4. 4

    "Pay the guy what he is do…" Hey Piggy, your stupidity is so blatant and you wonder why people are losing interest. Maybe Justin will "by" the screen writes to The Boy With Pink Hair.

  5. @v@ says – reply to this


    Pay the guy what he is DUE (not 'do') and move on; DO agree with you.