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Christopher Webster [Celluloid 03.17.09] post apocalyptic movie news

The boys at Collider are reporting that Harlan Ellison recently let it slip that a Japanese production company is interested in acquiring the rights to his seminal 1975 post-apocalypse short story "A Boy and His Dog."

If you're not already in the know, there's already a decent film version of A Boy and his Dog that was made in 1975 by director L.Q. Jones. It starred a pre Miami Vice Don Johnson. Ellison continued the post-apocalyptic story of Vic and Blood (the dog he shares a telepathic link with) in graphic novel form in "Vic and Blood."

Except for the fact that the yet unnamed Japanese company plans to take a remake of ABAHD beyond the original story and into the graphic novel territory, that's pretty much all we know at this point.

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Anonymous (12 years ago) Reply

great news. I always liked that movie and wanted to see more. And since it's Japanese and it could be even anime - double joy.


quietearth (12 years ago) Reply

Please Harlan, let them do it!


Kurt (12 years ago) Reply

This is one film I wouldn't mind seeing a remake of actually.

Bet they won't keep the ending 'joke' from the 1970s film! Ellison hated it, apparently.


wolfeyes (12 years ago) Reply

I'd like to see Takeshi Miike do the remake.


Anonymous (11 years ago) Reply

Damn it, Harlan! Permit those darn Japanese!


MARK Heard (10 years ago) Reply

I love this movie. I really hope the japanese done remake it.Its a legend of a film that should be remade by americans and american actors. the japanese are going to destory a cult classic a beautiful movie. god save us

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