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2009-08-28 15:13:13

Hollywood's DreamWorks Studios has acquired the rights to the late Michael Crichton's last manuscript, a 17th century pirate yarn. Variety said Steven Spielberg will produce and may direct the big-screen adaptation of Pirate Latitudes, a novel to be published Nov. 24. Crichton, the author of The Andromeda Strain, Jurassic Park and Congo, died last November. David Koepp, who penned the movies The Paper, Mission: Impossible, Spider-Man, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Angels...

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2009-04-07 15:13:42

Two novels U.S. author Michael Crichton was working on before his death are to hit book sellers within the next 18 months, publisher HarperCollins said. The scribe who penned The Andromeda Strain and Jurassic Park died of cancer last November. His publishing company told The New York Times it will release on Nov. 24 Pirate Latitudes, an adventure story set in 17th century Jamaica and completed before Crichton's death. HarperCollins, which published Crichton's previous three books, said it...