Two More Michael Crichton Books Up for Grabs

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Variety says that Hollywood has two new Michael Crichton projects to bid on.

HarperCollins is readying for publication two new novels written by the late author, who was behind the hit Jurassic Park films and “ER.”

The action adventure “Pirate Latitudes,” set in Jamaica in 1665, hits store shelves Nov. 24, while a yet-to-be-titled technological thriller will bow late next year.

“Pirate Latitudes” was written before Crichton’s death last year and discovered in his files by an assistant, while the untitled book will be completed based on the writer’s notes.

“Latitudes” revolves around plans by a notorious pirate named Hunter and the governor of Jamaica and to raid a Spanish galleon filled with treasure.

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