DreamWorks has just picked up the rights to bring Michael Crichton’s ‘Micro‘ to the big screen! After ‘Jurassic World‘ just took a huge bite out of all box office profits, it should be no surprise that another of the late author’s work is looking to be made into a full length feature film. This was a pretty strong trend after the first ‘Jurassic Park’ was released as well. After that film was out, there were nearly yearly releases of movies based off his works until the early 2000s.
At this time Frank Marshall will be producing. He has had quite a bit of experience with Crichton’s work at this point having produced ‘Jurassic World’ and previously directed ‘Congo.’ Sherri Crichton and Laurent Bouzereau are also on board as Executive Producers for CrichtonSun LLC which controls his estate.
In the book we follow “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 rain forest, with nothing but their scientific expertise and wits to protect them.”
Crichton died before completing the novel and it was finished postmortem by Richard Preston. After it was released in 2011 it jumped up on the best seller list and received rave reviews. It sounds like exactly the kind of visual spectacle that would be fitting for Crichton’s work that DreamWorks does so well.
According to Steven Spielberg:
“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.”
DreamWorks is not only working on this adaptation and another ‘Jurassic World’ movie but also has his ‘Pirate Latitudes’ on their plate.
Michael Wright from DreamWorks says:
“It feels particularly poignant to be bringing his last published novel to DreamWorks.”
I’m curious as to what the studio will pull off in bringing this tale of small humans to the big screen.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter