Michael Crichton’s Thriller “Micro” Coming To Film
April 10, 2017 - Movies, Sci-fi,
Small People on the big, big screen.
Michael Crichton who gave us such unique and amazing science fiction including Westworld, and Jurassic Park penned his final novel Micro in 2011. The sci-fi techno-thriller story was left unfinished upon his death in 2008, and was later published posthumously three years later. Missing details were gathered from Crichton’s notes and research by science writer Richard Presto who finished the novel. The final story spent 20 weeks on the best-seller list.
Amblin Entertainment is now in the process of taking Micro to the large screen with the hopes of possibly creating a new Jurassic-like series from the story. This is according to Deadline who also recently reported that the studio is in negations with Joachim Rønning (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales) to direct the film. Adding more star power, Steven Spielberg and his studio is developing the film
Micro film will get you small
Micro follows a group of graduate students who have been lured to Hawaii (no has to lure me to Hawaii) to work for a mysterious cutting-edge biotech company. But they quickly discover the owner is basically pure evil, and a killer. He is also in possession of a shrink-ray and he’s not afraid to use it on over-trusting students. The half-inch travelers escape to into the rain-forest with nothing but their scientific expertise and wits to protect them. Micro features some typical themes and ideas Crichton has explored before. Basically the struggle between humans and mother nature played out in the theater of technology.
As Dr. Ian Malcom (Jurassic Park) said “You stood on the shoulders of geniuses to accomplish something as fast as you could, and before you even knew what you had, you patented it, and packaged it, and slapped it on a plastic lunchbox.” “Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should.” See we have had this same problem before..
Acquired by DreamWorks in 2015, the Micro film does not have a release date yet.