Thursday, August 27, 2009

Spielberg Plans Pirate Latitudes Film

According to an article in USA Today, Steven Spielberg is planning to make a film based on Michael Crichton’s anticipated posthumous novel Pirates Latitudes. Spielberg has hired David Koepp, who wrote the screenplays for Jurassic Park and The Lost World, to adapt the novel for the screen.

From the article:
"Michael wrote a real page-turner that already seems suited for the big screen," Spielberg said of Pirate Latitudes. "Michael and I have had almost two decades of solid collaborations. Whenever I made a film from a Michael Crichton book or screenplay, I knew I was in good hands. Michael felt the same, and we like to think he still does."

Pirate Latitudes is scheduled for release on November 24, 2009.

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Saturday, August 15, 2009

Michael Crichton Playboy Interview Now Online

In January 1999 Playboy magazine published a lengthy interview with Michael Crichton. I had obtained a photocopy from a university library, but the interview has become available online only recently.

Playboy Interview - Michael Crichton - January 1999

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