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Michael Crichton James Patterson Bestseller ‘Eruption’ Won by Sony in Seven-Figure Deal

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EXCLUSIVE: The novel by Michael Crichton and James Patterson rash Sony bought it at auction in what we hear is a seven-figure deal after several circles.

Taking characteristics of rash already has an Oscar winner Free solo Directors Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi are attached to direct, and we understand there have already been talks with Keanu Reeves to star although there is no commitment.

The film is produced by Sherri Crichton of Crichton Sun, Patterson and Shane Salerno. Chin and Vasarhelyi will also produce.

rashwhich Crichton spent 20 years writing before his death in 2008, follows the story of a volcanic explosion that is about to wipe out the big island of Hawaii. But a decades-long secret hero of the U.S. military is far more terrifying than any volcano.

The deal for rash was produced by Salerno’s The Story Factory and CAA. The novel was released in early May, as Deadline first reported. Sherri Crichton found her husband’s writings, notes and research and recruited Patterson to finish the book.

The novel debuted at the top of the Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Apple charts. Crichton and Patterson have combined worldwide book sales of around $700 million. Crichton’s heavily researched, science-based novels have been a draw for filmmakers and studios. Jurassic Park to HE, Twister to Western world, The Andromeda Strain and DivulgationCrichton’s work has grossed more than $10 billion.

The late Crichton’s work is getting a revival lately: Universal and Warner Bros are about to release the sequel Twisters. The best-selling author produced and co-wrote the original 1996 blockbuster. In addition, Universal and Amblin’s Jurassic World 4 based on Crichton’s characters is in production with Scarlett Johansson as the lead.

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