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[dinosaur] NatGeo to develop Crichton's "Dragon Teeth" as limited series
July 30, 2016
Well, that was fast. Just two days after HarperCollins set a new Michael
Crichton novel for 2017 release, National Geographic Channel announced
that it is developing the book as a limited series.
The Crichton series is an adaptation of Dragon Teeth, the late writer's
third posthumous publication since his death in 2008. It was discovered
by his wife Sherri, who described it as "pure Crichton," and follows a
1878 race in the American West between rival paleontologists on the hunt
for dinosaur bones. Amblin Television, Sony Pictures Television and
CrichtonSun are attached to produce, with Graham Yost and Bruce C.
McKenna penning the script.
“Given Michael’s history with Amblin, and his love of science, I am
delighted to have found the perfect home for Dragon Teeth at Nat Geo,”
said Sherri Crichton. “Dragon Teeth was a very important book for
Michael and is another example of his immense talent and versatility as
a writer and his appreciation and understanding of a great page in the
history of paleontology.”