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Don Winslow on his amazing new book 'The Cartel' and America's drug war

17 hours ago | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Have you read Don Winslow's remarkable open letter about the drug war? If so, then you've got some sense of the simmering anger that runs through his new novel, The Cartel, which is one of the most impressive books I've read this year. Dense, sweeping, and scathing in terms of pointing at all the systemic failures that keep a horrifying mechanism in place, The Cartel is worth your time, and it's worth a serious conversation, which is exactly what I had with him about a week before the book hit the shelves. He dialed me directly. I was at home, and as I hit record on the conversation, he was already mid-explanation about how long he's been working on telling this particular story, which arrives just as this conversation seems to be heating up onscreen (the documentary "Cartel Land") and in real life. Don Winslow:  … when I started »

- Drew McWeeny

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DreamWorks adapting Michael Crichton’s Micro

30 June 2015 1:03 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that DreamWorks has picked up the movie rights to the late Michael Crichton’s (Jurasssic Park) techno-thriller novel Micro, which was published posthumously in 2011.

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

Micro follows “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.”

Micro is set to be produced by Frank Marshall (Jurassic World) and becomes DreamWorks’ second planned Crichton adaptation, with the studio also working on a feature based upon the 2009 novel Pirates Latitudes.

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- Gary Collinson

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Movie News: 'Jurassic Park' Author's 'Micro' Heads to Big Screen; 'Top Gun 2' Plot Details Revealed

29 June 2015 1:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Micro: Steven Spielberg will help shepherd Micro, the final work by author and filmmaker Michael Crichton (Jurassic Park), to the big screen via DreamWorks Studios. Crichton died in 2008 before finishing the novel, which was completed by Richard Preston and published in 2011; it concerns graduate students in Hawaii who "find themselves miniaturized and cast out into the rainforest, with nothing but their wits and scientific expertise to protect them." [The Wrap]   Top Gun 2: Long in development, a sequel to 1986's Top Gun is currently in the sciptwriting stage, but producer David Ellison recently teased: "There is no Top Gun without Maverick," the role played by Tom Cruise in the original. Ellison also acknowledged today's drone technology...

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The Terminator's perfect shot

29 June 2015 7:28 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

With Terminator Genisys on the way, Ryan analyses what might just be the most powerful shot in James Cameron's The Terminator...

"...the final battle would not be fought in the future. It would be fought here, in our present. Tonight..."

You can tell a lot about how effective a movie scene is by watching it again with the sound turned off. Stripped of its dialogue, sound effects and music, can the sequence still communicate its message?

James Cameron's The Terminator, blessed though it is with a superb score by Brad Fiedel and numerous quotable lines, could work almost as well as a silent movie. So much of Cameron's feature debut (discounting Piranha II: The Spawning, from which he was fired after just two weeks) is told through body language and skilful shot composition.  

Watch The Terminator's opening again without sound, and you'll see just how effective and lean its visual storytelling is. »

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News Briefs: 'Jurassic Park' Author's 'Micro' Heads to Big Screen; 'Top Gun 2' Plot Details Revealed

29 June 2015 6:33 AM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

Micro: Steven Spielberg will help shepherd Micro, the final work by author and filmmaker Michael Crichton (Jurassic Park), to the big screen via DreamWorks Studios. Crichton died in 2008 before finishing the novel, which was completed by Richard Preston and published in 2011; it concerns graduate students in Hawaii who "find themselves miniaturized and cast out into the rainforest, with nothing but their wits and scientific expertise to protect them." [The Wrap]   Top...

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Jurassic Park author's novel Micro set for DreamWorks adaptation

29 June 2015 3:24 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Michael Crichton’s book about miniaturised students stuck in a rainforest to be made into a movie, with DreamWorks’ co-founder Steven Spielberg’s approval

The giant success of Jurassic World has prompted DreamWorks to gobble up the rights to Micro, one of the last novels by Jurassic Park writer Michael Crichton.

Micro is about about “a group of graduate students lured to Hawaii to work for a mysterious biotech company – only to find themselves miniaturised and cast out into the rainforest, with nothing but their scientific expertise and wits to protect them”, according to a statement from DreamWorks. The book was one of a number of projects Crichton was working on before he died in 2008. It was finished by science thriller writer Richard Preston and published in 2011.

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Michael Crichton's Micro heading to the movies

28 June 2015 10:37 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

With Jurassic World still breaking records, Michael Crichton's final novel - Micro - has been snapped up for a film adaptation...

The late Michael Crichton probably would have enjoyed the fact that the latest Jurassic Park sequel - Jurassic World - is proving an even bigger box office draw than the first film. The author died in 2008, and the book he was working on at the time, Micro, was subsequently completed by Richard Preston, and then published in 2011. It proved, as many of Crichton's books did, to be a bestseller.

We can't say we really got on with the book, the sees students arriving to work a biotech company in Hawaii, only to find themselves miniaturised. But its success has tempted DreamWorks Studios (not, we should note, DreamWorks Animation) to open its chequebook. It's acquired the film rights to Micro, and Frank Marshall will be producing the adaptation. Sherri »

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DreamWorks Finds Michael Crichton's Micro

28 June 2015 5:56 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Given co-owner Steven Spielberg’s connection to Michael Crichton’s work through the Jurassic Park films, and the huge success of this year’s Jurassic World, it’s perhaps not all that surprising that DreamWorks would snap up another title by the late author. The company has, in fact, bought the rights to his last novel, Micro.The tome, which Crichton was working on when he died in 2008 (and was finished by Richard Preston before it was published in 2011), is another of his ‘what-if’ techno thrillers, this time focused on the science of miniaturisation. Micro’s story finds a group of graduate students brought to Hawaii by the lure of jobs at a mysterious biotech company, which then shrinks them down to tiny size and maroons them in the rainforest, forcing them to use their wits and know-how to survive."We are so pleased to have this opportunity to develop Micro, »

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Steven Spielberg Developing Another Michael Crichton Book Unrelated To Jurassic Park

28 June 2015 3:13 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

With an Executive Producer role on Jurassic World, Steven Spielberg is having a pretty fantastic summer - and it looks like he's working to turn that success into a trend. To help him do so, he's turning back to the author who made Jurassic Park possible - Michael Crichton - and developing an adaptation of the novel Micro. The Wrap has the scoop on this story, saying that Spielberg's DreamWorks Studios has acquired the rights to the book and that Jurassic Park/Indiana Jones/Back To The Future producer Frank Marshall is on-board to help the project get made. The book is notable for being the last one that Michael Crichton was working on before he died - and, in fact, he didn't actually finish it. He was still in the process of putting it together when he passed away in 2008. Author Richard Preston ultimately picked up where Crichton left »

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Spielberg Sizing Up "Micro"

27 June 2015 7:37 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Thanks to the positive critical response to Marvel Studios' "Ant-Man", DreamWorks Studios have acquired film rights to author Michael Crichton's novel "Micro", according to Michael Wright, CEO of DreamWorks Studios. Frank Marshall is on board to produce, with the late author's wife Sherri Crichton and Laurent Bouzereau as executive producers for CrichtonSun LLC :

"...a group of graduate students are 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..."

"Micro" was unfinished when Michael Crichton passed away in 2008, later completed by author Richard Preston and published by HarperCollins in 2011. It was a New York Times bestseller and spent over 20 weeks combined on the list in hardcover and paperback.

"We are so pleased to have this opportunity to develop 'Micro'," said DreamWorks' Steven Spielberg. "For Michael, »

- Michael Stevens

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Steven Spielberg Acquires Michael Crichton's Micro Novel

27 June 2015 5:12 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

After bringing Michael Crichton's "Jurassic Park" to the big screen, Steven Spielberg has now announced that he acquired Crichton's "Micro" novel to turn into a feature film through DreamWorks. The thriller follows 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. "Micro" was unfinished when Michael Crichton passed away in 2008, but was later completed by author Richard Preston and published by HarperCollins in 2011. It was a New York Times bestseller and spent over 20 weeks combined on the list in hardcover and paperback. "We are so pleased to have this opportunity to develop 'Micro,'" said Spielberg. "For Michael, size did matter whether it was for 'Jurassic's' huge dinosaurs or 'Micro's' infinitely tiny humans." »

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Dreamworks is developing Michael Crichton's last novel Micro

26 June 2015 4:43 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

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... Read More »

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Steven Spielberg and Frank Marshall Pick Up Michael Crichton’s ‘Micro’

26 June 2015 3:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

High off of the Indominus Rex-sized success of Jurassic World, Frank Marshall and Steven Spielberg have set their sights on another Michael Crichton novel. Only this time, they’re going small — very, very small. Marshall and DreamWorks will produce an adaptation the late author’s Micro, about a bunch of people who get shrunken down. Read all […]

The post Steven Spielberg and Frank Marshall Pick Up Michael Crichton’s ‘Micro’ appeared first on /Film. »

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Film Rights to Michael Crichton’s Micro Acquired by DreamWorks Studios

26 June 2015 3:17 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

From The Andromeda Strain to Jurassic Park to Prey and beyond, the late Michael Crichton offered readers numerous gateways to intelligent escapism on the printed page. Published posthumously, 2011's Micro is no exception. DreamWorks Studios seems to agree, as the company has picked up the film rights to the thriller.

Press Release: "Los Angeles--(Business Wire)--DreamWorks Studios has acquired the film rights to the Michael Crichton novel, “Micro,” it was announced today by Michael Wright, CEO of DreamWorks Studios. Frank Marshall is on board to produce, with Sherri Crichton and Laurent Bouzereau set as executive producers for CrichtonSun LLC.

The high-concept thriller follows 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.

"Micro" was unfinished when Michael Crichton passed »

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Michael Crichton’s Micro Coming to the Big Screen with DreamWorks

26 June 2015 2:08 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Before Jurassic World's monster success, before even the iconic Jurassic Park, there was Michael Crichton. The late author might be best known for his 1990 novel that served as inspiration for the blockbuster movie franchise, but his last novel Micro is the latest story to be adapted for the big screen. Completed posthumously by Richard Preston in 2011, the science-fiction novel went on to become a bestseller. Now THR reports that DreamWorks has acquired the rights to the novel with Frank Marshall set to produce. Micro, as you may have guessed, explores size on the opposite end of the scale from the fan-favorite prehistoric dinosaurs. Perhaps banking on a successful run for Marvel's mini-hero Ant-Man, DreamWorks now looks to tell the tale of a group of graduate students working for a biotech company in Hawaii who find themselves shrunk down to bite-size in what sounds like a more serious take on Honey, »

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Steven Spielberg Guiding Michael Crichton’s Micro To The Big Screen

26 June 2015 12:29 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

On the heels of Jurassic World scoring to the highest global bow of all time, and with Marvel’s Ant-Man about to make miniature marketable again, Steven Spielberg’s DreamWorks Studios has picked up feature film rights to the late Michael Crichton’s final novel, Micro.

The book sat on Crichton’s computer, unfinished after his death in 2008, until author Richard Preston stepped in to finish it. HarperCollins published in 2011 and it went to become a New York Times bestseller (as was tradition with Crichton’s thrillers). The late author was considered one of the best thriller writers of his time, and numerous works of his were adapted for the big screen (including the Spielberg-directed Jurassic World).

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Frank Marshall is on board to produce the high-concept adventure-thriller, about a group of grad students who accept a job offer from a mysterious biotech company in scenic Hawaii, »

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Dreamworks To Adapt Crichton's "Micro"

26 June 2015 12:06 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

DreamWorks Studios has acquired the film rights to the late "Jurassic Park" author Michael Crichton's high-concept sci-fi thriller novel "Micro".

The book was Crichton's final work and left unfinished when he died. "The Hot Zone" author Richard Preston came in and completed the work from Crichton's notes with the book ultimately being published in 2011.

The story was follows a group of graduate students studying the microscopic world in search of the next generation of pharmaceuticals. They find themselves lured to Hawaii to work for a mysterious biotech company, and end up being miniaturized and cast out into the rain forest with nothing but their expertise and wits to protect them.

Frank Marshall is on board to produce.

Source: Dreamworks Pictures »

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Steven Spielberg Developing ‘Jurassic’ Author Michael Crichton’s Thriller ‘Micro’ at DreamWorks

26 June 2015 11:30 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Ant-Man should watch his back, because there’s some new miniature competition in town. DreamWorks Studios has acquired the film rights to “Jurassic Park” author Michael Crichton’s high-concept thriller “Micro,” it was announced Friday by DreamWorks CEO Michael Wright. The story follows 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 rainforest, with nothing but their wits and scientific expertise to protect them. Frank Marshall will produce “Micro,” while Sherri Crichton and Laurent Bouzereau will executive produce for CrichtonSun. Also Read: 'Jurassic World »

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DreamWorks Acquires Michael Crichton Novel ‘Micro’

26 June 2015 11:30 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

DreamWorks Studios has acquired the film rights to the Michael Crichton novel “Micro,” with Frank Marshall attached to produce.

The high-concept thriller follows 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. Sherri Crichton and Laurent Bouzereau are set as executive producers for CrichtonSun LLC.

“Micro” was unfinished when Michael Crichton died in 2008, then was later completed by author Richard Preston and published by HarperCollins in 2011. It was a New York Times bestseller and spent more than 20 weeks combined on the list in hardcover and paperback.

DreamWorks and Crichton have a special connection going back more than 20 years to when co-founder Steven Spielberg first adapted Crichton’s “Jurassic Park” and turned it into a worldwide phenomenon.

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DreamWorks Studios To Bring Michael Crichton’s ‘Micro’ To The Big Screen

26 June 2015 11:30 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Michael Crichton’s last bit of unfinished business is still finding its way to the big screen. DreamWorks Studios just picked up the feature film rights to the late author’s novel, Micro with Frank Marshall on board to produce. Micro was unfinished when Crichton passed away in 2008 and it was later completed by author Richard Preston and published by HarperCollins in 2011. It naturally ended up a New York Times bestseller and spent over 20 weeks combined on the list in… »

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