HarperCollins will release two new novels written by the late author Michael Crichton that were discovered in his files by his assistant, which are up for grabs as adaptations. Crichton was behind the hit Jurassic Park.
According to Variety, the action adventure "Pirate Latitudes," set in Jamaica in 1665, hits store shelves Nov. 24, while a yet-to-be-titled technological thriller will bow late next year.
"Pirate Latitudes" was written before Crichton's death last year and discovered in his files by an assistant, while the untitled book will be completed based on the writer's notes. An author has not yet been hired to finish that work.
"Latitudes," which HarperCollins plans to back with a first printing of 1 million copies, revolves around plans by a notorious pirate named Hunter and the governor of Jamaica and to raid a Spanish galleon filled with treasure.
Crichton died of cancer last year at 66.