Dreamworks snags Michael Crichton's miniaturization thriller, Micro, for major feature film

Jurassic World producer Frank Marshall and Dreamworks are dipping into the diminishing well of available Michael Crichton novels for their next sci-fi project with Micro, Crichton's fringe science techno-thriller centered around a shadowy Nanotech corporation and a shrunken group of research students roaming the wilds of a Hawaiian rainforest. 

Micro was Crichton's final novel before his untimely death in 2008, and carries with it all the familiar elements we've come to love from his imaginitive works like The Andromeda Strain, Jurassic Park, Sphere, Congo, Prey and many others. 

Published posthumously in 2011, after being discovered as an untitled, unfinished manuscript on the author's computer at the time of his death, Micro was completed by The Hot Zone's Richard Preston using Crichton's own remaining notes and research and released by Harper Collins to mostly enthusiastic review.  

With the film slated for immediate development to capitalize on the current fever for miniaturized superheroes and alt-science entertainment, Dreamworks Studios has teamed up with veteran producer Frank Marshall (Poltergeist, Hook, Raiders of the Lost Ark) and Sherri Crichton and Laurent Bouzereau of Crichton's estate to bring this diminutive odyssey to life.  No director or casting choices have been announced.

Are you excited to see another Crichton novel get a big-screen adaptation or has his oft-tested formula shrunken your hopes of a giant hit?

(Via Hollywood Reporter)

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