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Dreamworks is developing Michael Crichton's last novel Micro

06.26.2015
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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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1:37PM on 06/27/2015
He wrote another book called Next that would make a great movie. His scifi books are great but he has other books that are suspensefull but don't really have anything to do with science so I lose interest right away.
He wrote another book called Next that would make a great movie. His scifi books are great but he has other books that are suspensefull but don't really have anything to do with science so I lose interest right away.
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10:42AM on 06/27/2015

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I loved reading the Crichton novels in middle school/early high school—I was in 6th grade when JP came out, so literally just about every boy was reading his books. Micro sounds awesome, just the other day I was thinking they should do a more adult style Honey I shrunk the kids, since that first movie was awesome but the sequels became goofy comedies for little kids.... But what I really want is a proper Sphere! That book was friggin great!
I loved reading the Crichton novels in middle school/early high school—I was in 6th grade when JP came out, so literally just about every boy was reading his books. Micro sounds awesome, just the other day I was thinking they should do a more adult style Honey I shrunk the kids, since that first movie was awesome but the sequels became goofy comedies for little kids.... But what I really want is a proper Sphere! That book was friggin great!
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10:40PM on 06/26/2015
Sweet. I literally just finished reading this because I found it at the dollar store the other day. Always love Crichton books. This was a great story with adventure, suspense, and science as one can expect from his books. While reading I thought it was exactly what has been said, an adult Honey I shrunk the Kids. Yet it was far more gory than that description would make you think as tiny humans are no match for the world beneath our feet.
Sweet. I literally just finished reading this because I found it at the dollar store the other day. Always love Crichton books. This was a great story with adventure, suspense, and science as one can expect from his books. While reading I thought it was exactly what has been said, an adult Honey I shrunk the Kids. Yet it was far more gory than that description would make you think as tiny humans are no match for the world beneath our feet.
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7:45PM on 06/26/2015
Cool. I liked the book. Yes, it plays out like an adult version of Honey I Shrunk the Kids, but that's not a bad thing. It has a slight Jurassic Park/Lost World feel to it as well. Think of the insect scene from Jackson's King Kong, and you kind of get an idea. With a good director and cast, this could be very entertaining.
Cool. I liked the book. Yes, it plays out like an adult version of Honey I Shrunk the Kids, but that's not a bad thing. It has a slight Jurassic Park/Lost World feel to it as well. Think of the insect scene from Jackson's King Kong, and you kind of get an idea. With a good director and cast, this could be very entertaining.
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10:44PM on 06/26/2015
Yes it has a very cinematic feel to it. I hope Spielberg decides to direct it himself.
Yes it has a very cinematic feel to it. I hope Spielberg decides to direct it himself.
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