Steven Spielberg & Amblin are at work on making another novel from Michael Crichton into a film. Michael Crichton was the creator and writer of Jurassic Park the book and also co-wrote the script for Amblin and Steven Spielberg’s 1993 blockbuster. Deadline is reporting that Micro, the final novel from Crichton, is being developed by Steven Spielberg and his Amblin Entertainment company. Writers Neil Widener and Gavin James have been hired and Frank Marshall will produce.
High-concept thriller novel Micro follows a group of graduate students lured to Hawaii to work for a mysterious biotech company — only to find themselves miniaturized and cast out into the rainforest, with nothing but their scientific expertise and wits to protect them.
As previously revealed by Deadline, Frank Marshall is producing and Sherri Crichton and Laurent Bouzereau of CrichtonSun are executive producers. Universal will distribute the movie which has been a passion project for Amblin’s Steven Spielberg . Darren Lemke was previously hired for the script, which doesn’t currently have a director attached.
The novel was unfinished when Crichton died in 2008 but was later completed by Crisis In The Hot Zone author Richard Preston and published by HarperCollins in 2011. It spent 20 weeks on the bestseller lists. Revered writer Crichton wrote and directed 1973’s Westworld and The Great Train Robbery and co-wrote and produced Twister. He is also well known as the creator of ER.