The men who brought dinosaurs back to life in Jurassic Park are teaming up again, though it’s a bittersweet reunion since one of them is no longer here.
Steven Spielberg is developing a film out of a posthumously published novel by the late Michael Crichtonâ€”Pirate Latitudes, an adventure story set off the coast of Jamaica in 1665.
Screenwriter David Koepp, who adapted Crichton’s novels for Jurassic Park and its sequel The Lost World, also has signed on to create the script. Spielberg plans to produce and is considering directing.
DreamWorks Studios describes the novel, set for release Nov. 24, as the story of “a daring plan to infiltrate Port Royal, one of the world’s richest and most notorious cities, and raid a Spanish galleon filled with treasure.”
“It’s a mission movie, and we see it through the prism of what it might have been like to live on the island during that time,” says Stacey Snider, Spielberg’s partner in DreamWorks and the company’s co-chair and CEO.
This is the last book Michael Crichton wrote before his passing and was found finished in his manuscripts. I definitely plan on picking this up November 24th, especially as a pirate/history enthusiast. Spielberg and Dreamworks definitely have big money here. Hopefully this film is epic beyond all expectations. Spielberg is not slowing down at all, he has many films in development and production. Counting down the days till The Pacific.