ByCollins Vincent, writer at
A cynic who's eaten one too many Redvines
Collins Vincent

If you are a fan of the late Michael Crichton and his novels then you will be glad to hear this news. One of his many novels is being adapted for the big screen and it has a very familiar concept that is reminiscent of a size-changing hero. The sci-fi novel "Micro" is set to hit the silver screen courtesy of DreamWorks and Steven Speilberg who is producing the film. The novel has everything you could love about sci-fi including an evil company/organization that is willing to use unethical methods to further the ideas of science, progress, and discovery.

Here's the synopsis for the novel:

In Cambridge, Massachusetts, seven graduate students at the forefront of their fields are recruited by a pioneering microbiology start-up. Nanigen MicroTechnologies dispatches the group to a mysterious lab in Hawaii, where they are promised access to tools that will open a whole new scientific frontier.

But once in the Oahu rain forest, the scientists are thrust into a hostile wilderness that reveals profound and surprising dangers at every turn. Armed only with their knowledge of the natural world, they find themselves prey to a technology of radical and unbridled power. To survive, they must harness the inherent forces of nature itself.

An instant classic, Micro pits nature against technology in vintage Crichton fashion. Completed by visionary science writer Richard Preston, this boundary-pushing thriller melds scientific fact with pulse-pounding fiction to create yet another masterpiece of sophisticated, cutting-edge entertainment.

The novel has some interesting ideas and a movie that can present these ideas in an entertaining way would be a blast. Crichton definitely seems to have a profound interest in stories that pit nature against technology or about people who are willing to push the boundaries of science and technology despite ethical and moral concerns. He also seems to take interest in people being unwittingly forced to take part in social experiments. Micro is just another example of this but with heart pounding action, size-altering, suspense, and danger at every turn. The film might be riding the coat tails of Ant-man and Jurassic world but it would be hard to resist a film based on such an intriguing literary work and concept.


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