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Sir Anthony Hopkins Signs Up For Westworld Tv Series

23rd July 2014

Sir Anthony Hopkins has become the latest movie star to sign up for a Tv series after joining the cast of a new project inspired by director Michael Crichton's cult 1973 movie Westworld.Evan Rachel Wood...

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Len Wiseman To Direct The Mummy Reboot

25th September 2012

Len Wiseman is to direct 'The Mummy' reboot. The filmmaker - who helmed this year's 'Total Recall' remake - revealed the Jon Spaihts-written film franchise, which will be produced by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci,...

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James Cameron: Spielberg Beat Me To Jurassic Park By Few Hours

12th September 2012

James Cameron says Steve Spielberg beat him to securing the film rights for 'Jurassic Park' by ''a few hours''. The 'Titanic' director was desperate to purchase the rights to Michael Crichton's novel, but after watching...

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Michael Crichton's Final Novel Completed By Fan

22nd November 2011

Author Michael Crichton's unfinished final novel has been completed by a fan.Technical thriller Micro was incomplete when the Jurassic Park writer died in 2008, but the book has been finished by former veterinarian Richard Preston...

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Crowe Denies Westworld Rumours

7th September 2010

RUSSELL CROWE has taken to his Twitter.com page to deny he's set to star in a remake of MICHAEL CRICHTON's sci-fi thriller WESTWORLD.The Gladiator actor was rumoured to have signed up to a new version...

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Crichton's Art Collection Up For Sale

8th February 2010

JURASSIC PARK and ER creator MICHAEL CRICHTON's art collection is to be put up for auction.The prolific writer, who died in 2008, was a private collector of 20th century masters including Pablo Picasso and Andy...

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Michael Jackson Makes Millions From Death

28th October 2009

Michael Jackson has earned $90 million since he died.The late 'Thriller' singer - who passed away from acute Propofol intoxication on June 25 - came third in Forbes.com's annual Top-Earning Dead Celebrities list with the...

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Crichton's Widow Files $7 Million Claim

6th October 2009

The widow of JURASSIC PARK and E.R. creator MICHAEL CRICHTON is seeking an additional $7 million (£4.7 million) from the estate of the late filmmaker as part of the couple's prenuptial agreement.The author lost his...

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Spielberg Adapting Crichton's Posthumous Novel

27th August 2009

STEVEN SPIELBERG's dreams of making an adventure movie on the high seas is set to come true - he's adapting his late pal MICHAEL CRICHTON's book PIRATE LATITUDES.The filmmaker brought Crichton's novel Jurassic Park and...

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Two New Crichton Books From Beyond The Grave

7th April 2009

Two new books JURASSIC PARK and E.R. creator MICHAEL CRICHTON wrote before he died are set for release. The author and filmmaker lost his battle with cancer last November (08), aged 66. At the time of...

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Producers Scrap Jurassic Park 4

9th December 2008

Movie producers have ruled out a fourth JURASSIC PARK blockbuster - because the story died with author MICHAEL CRICHTON. The sci-fi writer passed away in November (08) aged 66 after losing his battle against cancer....

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Edwards Pays Tribute To Crichton

14th November 2008

E.R. star ANTHONY EDWARDS has paid tribute to the show's creator MICHAEL CRICHTON, who lost his battle with cancer last week (05Nov08) at the age of 66. Edwards starred in the hugely successful medical drama...

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Michael Crichton Dies Of Cancer At 66

6th November 2008

Michael Crichton, a physician who brought his knowledge of science andmedicine to the screen with such screenplays as Jurassic Park and The Andromeda Strain and to television with E.R. , died Tuesdayof cancer in Los...

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Spielberg Pays Tribute To Crichton

6th November 2008

Hollywood director STEVEN SPIELBERG is leading the tributes to JURASSIC PARK author and filmmaker MICHAEL CRICHTON, who died in Los Angeles on Wednesday (05Nov08). Crichton, who also wrote sex thriller Disclosure and co-created hit TV...

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Michael Crichton Dies Aged 66

6th November 2008

The international best-selling author Michael Crichton has unexpectedly died at the age of 66.The ER creator wrote a number of hugely popular novels, some of which were turned into blockbuster movies such as Jurassic Park...

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Jurassic Park Author Loses Cancer Battle

5th November 2008

Bestselling JURASSIC PARK author and filmmaker MICHAEL CRICHTON has lost his battle with cancer in Los Angeles. He was 66. Crichton, who also wrote sex thriller Disclosure and co-created hit TV series ER, was 66....

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Jurassic Park Author Loses Cancer Battle

5th November 2008

Bestselling JURASSIC PARK author and filmmaker MICHAEL CRICHTON has lost his battle with cancer in Los Angeles. He was 66. Crichton, who also wrote sex thriller Disclosure and co-created hit TV series ER, was 66....

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Cruise Fighting For Domain Name

10th May 2006

TOM CRUISE is taking on an internet entrepreneur in a bid to win back TomCruise.com - almost ten years after it was registered. The actor will take his case to arbitrator the World Intellectual Property...

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Jurassic Writer's Divorce Payout

25th August 2003

JURASSIC PARK author MICHAEL CRICHTON has suffered a massive cash loss - after paying out multi-millions to end his marriage. The best-selling novelist agreed to give his ex-wife ANNE-MARIE more than $40 million (GBP25...

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Schwarzenegger Up For Westworld Remake

3rd June 2003

ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER has teamed up with the writers behind his anticipated movie TERMINATOR 3: RISE OF THE MACHINES to remake the 1973 futuristic western flick WESTWORLD. Writers MICHAEL FERRIS and JOHN BRANCATO,...

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Crichton Ordered To Hand Over More Cash

11th May 2003

LATEST: Author MICHAEL CRICHTON is being dragged back into the courthouse - this time by his ex-wife's lawyer. Just last month (APR03), the best-selling writer and creator of ER agreed to a $30 million...

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Crichton.s Big Payout To Ex.wife

17th April 2003

Author MICHAEL CRICHTON has agreed a $30 million (GBP20 million) divorce settlement for his wife ANNE-MARIE. The best-selling writer and creator of ER handed over the huge sum after splitting with his spouse of...

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