Amblin Entertainment has hired scribes Neil Widener and Gavin James (“Liberty Road,” “Battle Of Alcatraz”) to pen a film adaptation of late author Michael Crichton’s final novel “Micro” for Universal Pictures.
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 rainforest, with nothing but their scientific expertise and wits to protect them.
Darren Lemke penned a previous draft of the script based on the book which was unfinished when Crichton died in 2008 and which “The Hot Zone” author Richard Preston completed for a 2011 release where it spent nearly half a year on bestseller lists. Frank Marshall is producing.
Widener and James are also working on a third “Now You See Me” and a sequel to “San Andreas”.