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.
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.
DreamWorks Studios has acquired the film rights to the Michael Crichton novel, “Micro,” it was announced today by Michael Wright, CEO of DreamWorks Studios. Frank Marshall is on board to produce, with Sherri Crichton and Laurent Bouzereau set as executive producers for CrichtonSun LLC.
It’s TBT and as JURASSIC WORLD continues to break all records we are looking back at the June 1993 release of the movie version of Michael Crichton’s most popular novel, JURASSIC PARK. […]
It’s TBT we are looking back at Michael Crichton’s movie, Twister, a blockbuster action movie about a group of storm chasers that premiered in theaters this month back in 1996. […]