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Dreamworks is developing Michael Crichton's last novel Micro

06.26.2015

There's no doubts that Steven Spielberg did Michael Crichton some serious justice with JURASSIC PARK, so it may excite you to know that 'Berg and DreamWorks have scooped up the rights to Michael Crichton's last book, "Micro." The novel, which was finished by Richard Preston, follows a group of graduate students who head off to Hawaii in order to work for a mysterious biotech company. A turn of events finds them miniaturized and stranded in the forest, with nothing but their scientific expertise and wits to protect them. Sounds like THE MARTIAN meets HONEY I SHRUNK THE KIDS!

Steven Spielberg on developing MICRO:

We are so pleased to have this opportunity to develop MICRO. For Michael, size did matter whether it was for Jurassic’s huge dinosaurs or Micro’s infinitely tiny humans.

Sherri Crichton on DreamWorks' involvement:

Michael was exhilarated, passionate and invested in Micro, a story he spent years researching and developing. It was yet another opportunity for him to explore the clash between science and nature, as seen through the eyes of relatable characters. Michael also wrote in cinematic terms and would be so pleased to see MICRO come to life on the big screen at DreamWorks.

I haven't read Crichton's last published novel, but Sherri Crichton has a great point in that his novels feel very cinematic, and that they would all make great films. Granted, not every one has been given the Spielberg treatment, but maybe the bearded one will take to MICRO when he's done with his spies and giants. Now where's our "Pirate Lattitudes" film already?

Seriously, how awesome was this movie?!?

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