USA Today is reporting that director Steven Spielberg is going to be developing a film adaptation of “Pirate Latitudes,” Michael Crichton’s last book that will be published posthumously after the renowned author’s sudden death in 2008 after battling cancer for many years. The book, set for release on November 24th, is an adventure story set in 1665, off the coast of Jamaica.

David Koepp, who adapted Crichton’s novels “Jurassic Park” and the sequel “The Lost World” for the big screen, is also has signed on to write the script for “Pirate Latitudes” for DreamWorks, with Spielberg planning to produce and possibly direct.

The plot of the book is described as “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.”

Stay tuned to for more “Pirate Latitudes” news.

By Costa Koutsoutis (Source: Coming, USA Today)

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