‘Eruption’ From the Writer of ‘Jurassic Park’ Getting Adaptation

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June 12, 2024

Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

Kelli Marchman McNeely is the owner of HorrorFuel.com. She is an Executive Producer of "13 Slays Till Christmas" which is out on Digital and DVD and now streaming on Tubi. She has several other films in the works. Kelli is an animal lover and a true horror addict since the age of 9 when she saw Friday the 13th. Email: horrorfuelinfo@gmail.com

Michael Crichton, who wrote Jurassic Park and Twister, never finished his novel Eruption. His Widow reached out to James Patterson, who completed it. Now, it has ignited a bidding war for film rights. This fast-paced thriller, featuring a catastrophic volcanic eruption in Hawaii, promises to be another Crichton classic.

The novel’s debuis t atop the bestseller list, and Hollywood studios are scrambling. Deadline reports that a package with “Free Solo” directing duo Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi is being considered for the film adaptation. While a writer hasn’t been announced yet, the project’s momentum suggests a swift development process.

But the good news doesn’t stop there. Crichton’s legacy extends beyond “Eruption.” Discussions with Sherri Crichton, the author’s Widow and CEO of CrichtonSun, hints at the possibility of a documentary exploring his life and work.

Sherri Crichton envisions a documentary titled “The Worlds of Michael Crichton.” This project aims to delve into the genius’s mind, exploring his influences and creative process through archival footage and interviews. A documentary like this promises to be a fascinating exploration for fans and newcomers alike.

While the “Eruption” film adaptation is still in its early stages, the potential for a Crichton documentary adds another exciting layer to this story. With studios vying for the rights, Michael Crichton‘s legacy continues to erupt in Hollywood. His classic Twister has just landed on Blu-ray and 4K Ultra ahead of the premiere of its sequel, Twisters. Snag your copy of it now, get yourself a copy of “Eruption,” and dive into the explosive story.



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