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Spielberg to Direct “Pirate Latitudes” Adaptation


DreamWorks studios recently attained rights for transforming Michael Crichton’s final novel Pirate Latitudes for the big screen, with Steven Spielberg to possibly produce and direct. In the screen-writers chair is David Keopp, long time Spielberg and Crichton collaborator, who all worked on Jurassic Park and The Lost World.

Set in mid-1600, Pirate Latitudes follows a band of pirates who plan to infiltrate Port Royal, Jamaica one of the world’s richest cities. Crichton completed this epic tale before his untimely death last November.

This is the first major film deal DreamWorks has developed since teaming up with Reliance Entertainment.

Eric Hatch