Crichton’s Prospects

by Steven F. Hayward

I’ll be writing shortly for NRODT about the current state of the global warming issue, using Crichton as the hook. One big thing to watch is whether Hollywood will buy the movie rights, and then make a film, of this book, or whether Hollywood is too narrow minded to move beyond “The Day After Tomorrow.” I’m guessing Hollywood will take a pass on this one, and you’ll also start to hear whispers from the trade that Crichton is an awful person, etc. He has, over the years, delivered some less than flattering assessments of how Hollywood has adapted his novels, so this could be the excuse for payback.