New Scribes To Adapt Crichton’s “Micro”

New Scribes To Adapt Crichtons Micro

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”.

Source: Deadline