Exploring the World of Michael Crichton

Michael Crichton’s legacy—as the man, the author, the filmmaker, the doctor, the teacher, the visionary, and more—is very much alive and important today.

This website is an entrance into that world. As the Official Site for Michael Crichton, we invite you to explore the many facets of the man behind the genius. Michael’s work, whether in books, television, or film, is revolutionary and timeless, speaking to all generations. We want to honor his life and continue to reveal his words, ideas, influences, and diverse interests to you.

As we excavate Michael’s Archives, we will periodically crack open the vault doors for you to peek inside, unveiling his explorations within the spheres of human behavior, morality, modern medicine, technology, and scientific breakthroughs, to name a few. The most exciting part is rediscovering the prolific nature of Michael’s work and how it compels us to revisit his world and continuously be curious.

The importance of this website is to fully express the vision of the man behind the characters and stories we have all come to love. Michael Crichton, the Jules Verne of our modern era, was a true Renaissance man, ahead of his time, and relevant to all generations.

Welcome to the World of Michael Crichton.

In His Own Words

Michael Crichton - In His Own WordsWhen I was 15 I wanted to go to college and be a writer. When I was 20, I was in college and applying to medical school to become a doctor. When I was 25, I was in medical school but I was going to quit when it was finished. When I was 30, I was a successful film director with my first film, Westworld, in release. When I was 35, I had almost decided I didn’t want to direct any more, but I wasn’t sure what to do next. So I started a software company and did computer games. When I was 40, I really wanted to only direct movies and never write again. When I was 45, I had my first child and I was happily writing and not interested in directing. … I feel like my life has been very exciting and very unpredictable.

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What’s New

Coma

In the Spotlight – Coma

Michael Crichton wrote the screenplay and directed the classic medical thriller Coma which was released thirty-eight years ago this week.  Based on a novel by Robin Cook and set in a Boston hospital, this fast-paced and entertaining movie starred Michael Douglas and Geneviève Bujold. You can learn all about it in our Coma section where you will find amazing content from The Official Michael Crichton Archives including script pages from a scene that did not make the final cut of the film.

Westworld

Westworld Remake News

While we wait for the debut of the HBO television series re-imaging of Michael Crichton’s Westworld, you can explore all of our exciting behind-the-scenes information on Michael Crichton’s ground-breaking, original. classic, Sci-Fi robot movie in our Westworld section.

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Latest from the Blog

  • Michael Crichton

‘Genes’ Medical Drama Based on Michael Crichton Script Set At CBS

Two decades after an un-produced emergency room-set screenplay by Michael Crichton became the biggest show on television, NBC’s ER, another un-produced medical drama screenplay by the bestselling author and Harvard-educated MD is headed to television. CBS has given a put pilot commitment to Genes, from ER producer Warner Bros. TV. Written by Rick Eid based on a screenplay by the late Crichton, Genes, from WBTV and CrichtonSun LLC, is described as a high-concept medical soap about a brilliant doctor who saves his dying patient’s life using a miraculous gene therapy — infused with his own DNA — only to realize the side effects have turned her into a dangerous sociopath. Making things more complicated, the doctor begins to fall madly in love with her. Eid will executive produce with Crichton’s widow Sherri Crichton, and Laurent Bouzereau.
  • Koko the Gorilla

Happy Birthday, Koko the Gorilla

Happy Birthday, Koko the Gorilla, who was born this week in 1971. In Michael Crichton’s novel Congo, the sign language speaking gorilla named Amy was loosely based on Koko.
  • Audio Book Covers - The Med School Years Collection

Audio Book Release of The Med School Years Collection

On sale today – all of Michael Crichton’s novels written as John Lange are now available as unabridged audio books!