In the latest copyright case to hit Hollywood, author Harlan Ellison is suing the makers of the new science-fiction film In Time alleging copyright infringement. According to the suit filed in California federal court, In Time is an unauthorized adaptation of Ellison’s 1965 short story Repent, Harlequin!
In the suit, lawyers identify six story element similarities to Ellison’s writing. The suit seeks to halt the release of the film, which is scheduled to open October 28. The film stars Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried.
A copy of the court filing is available on Deadline.com.