Michael Crichton and Steven Spielberg have been excellent collaborators. They teamed up for “Jurassic Park,” and before that, TV’s “ER” and the tornado movie “Twister.” They will combine forces one last time — Spielberg producing (and possibly directing) a film of “Pirate Lattitudes,” Crichton’s posthumous novel, which will be published in November. Crichton finished the 17th century pirate novel before he died on cancer in March, 2009.
DreamWorks Studios describes the novel as the story 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.”
Spielberg on “Pirate Lattitudes” in USA Today:
“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.”