Sunday, August 30, 2009

Steven Spielberg to develop another Michael Crichton novel - ABOUT PIRATES!


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USA Today reports that Spielberg is developing a film out of a posthumously published novel by the late Michael Crichton called Pirate Latitudes set to hit shelves November (Amazon). In addition to Spielberg coming on-board, screenwriter David Koepp, who adapted Crichton's Jurassic Park and The Lost World, and also wrote Mission: Impossible, Spider-Man, and War of the Worlds, is penning the screenplay. "Michael wrote a real page-turner that already seems suited for the big screen," Spielberg said.


Pirate Latitudes is an adventure story set off the coast of Jamaica in 1665. It's described 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." Oh no, yet another pirate movie? "Anything that Michael wrote, Steven would be keenly interested to read. But without Michael knowing it, or even me knowing it, it turns out Steven always wanted to direct his own pirate film," said DreamWorks CEO Stacey Snider. "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."


This is nothing but the most utterly BADASS news HUMANLY POSSIBLE!!! I AM IN TOTAL HOLY SHIT MODE RIGHT NOW. SPIELBERG AND PIRATES AGAIN!?!!?!?! AHHHHHHHHHHHH. I can't even explain how amazing this news is. Not only is Spielberg the shit and Hook is my favorite film of ALL TIME, but the combination of Crichton and Spielberg is the exact combination that made DINOSAURS COME TO LIFE! this will probably be the best film ever made.

I do think it is odd that the Dreamworks person says "he always wanted to direct his own pirate film - apparently discrediting Hook. And this makes me angry.
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