Movie News: 'Jurassic Park' Author's 'Micro' Heads to Big Screen; 'Top Gun 2' Plot Details Revealed

Movie News: 'Jurassic Park' Author's 'Micro' Heads to Big Screen; 'Top Gun 2' Plot Details Revealed

Jun 29, 2015

Micro: Steven Spielberg will help shepherd Micro, the final work by author and filmmaker Michael Crichton (Jurassic Park), to the big screen via DreamWorks Studios. Crichton died in 2008 before finishing the novel, which was completed by Richard Preston and published in 2011; it concerns graduate students in Hawaii who "find themselves miniaturized and cast out into the rainforest, with nothing but their wits and scientific expertise to protect them." [The Wrap]

 


Top Gun 2: Long in development, a sequel to 1986's Top Gun is currently in the sciptwriting stage, but producer David Ellison recently teased: "There is no Top Gun without Maverick," the role played by Tom Cruise in the original. Ellison also acknowledged today's drone technology and says that the sequel will "explore the end of an era of dogfighting and fighter pilots." He also expressed his desire that the movie "should be in 3-D and in IMAX." [Collider]

 

Brain On Fire: Chloe Grace Moretz will star in Brain on Fire, replacing Dakota Fanning, who ran into scheduling issues. The movie is based on a best-selling memoir by Susannah Cahalan, who suffered a mysterious illness and then plunged into insanity. Charlize Theron is serving as one of the producers; she and Moretz co-starred in the upcoming thriller Dark Places. [THR]

 

The Green Inferno Trailer: A new trailer for Eli Roth's The Green Inferno effectively sets up the terrifying premise for the horror shocker, as a group of young activists travel to South America to save the rainforest, only to crash land in territory where a tribe of native people have very different ideas about the meaning of sacrifice. The movie opens in theaters on September 25. [MovieClips]

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