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Spielberg Takes on Michael Crichton's Pirate Story

Spielberg Takes on Michael Crichton's Pirate Story

Steven Spielberg plans to produce and is thinking of directing a film adaptation of the late Michael Crichton's as-yet-unreleased novel Pirate Latitudes. The book will be adapted by screenwriter David Koepp, who developed the screenplay for Jurassic Park. Set for release Nov. 24, the story is set in 1665 and tells of "a daring plan to infiltrate Port Royal, one of the world's richest and most notorious cities, and raid a Spanish galleon filled with treasure."

Stacey Snider, Spielberg's producing partner and CEO of DreamWorks acknowledges that the studio will be distributing another pirate story, the fourth installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean series, but that the "movies won't clash because Pirate Latitudes will be more grounded in reality, as opposed to the supernatural fantasy of the Disney films."

Apparently, Spielberg "always wanted to direct his own pirate film," and he has only heartwarming things to say about the late author's work: "Michael wrote a real page-turner that already seems suited for the big screen. Michael and I have had almost two decades of solid collaborations. Whenever I made a film from a Michael Crichton book or screenplay, I knew I was in good hands. Michael felt the same, and we like to think he still does." Awww.

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