Steven Spielberg is hitting the waters with another adaptation of a Michael Crichton novel–one that’s yet to be (posthumously) released.
USA Today reports that Spielberg has signed on to produce and possibly direct Pirate Latitudes the upcoming final novel from the recently deceased Crichton, whose Jurassic Park novels solidified Spielberg’s god-like status among the Hollywood elite when he adapted them to film back in the nineties.
Pirate Latitudes, which is scheduled for release on November 24, is a pirate story taking place in 1665 off the coast of Jamaica. The plot description makes it sound a bit like a pirate heist movie: “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.”
Hired to write the picture is Spielberg favorite David Koepp, who aside from directing films like Stir of Echoes and Secret Window, has written both Jurassic Park pics for Spielberg, as well as Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and War of the Worlds, two recent Spielbergs that I wasn’t so nuts about.
Don’t know what that says for this one. Feel free to read more over at USA Today.