Michael Crichton's Archives, Range Media Partners Pact for Film, TV Production

Michael Crichton
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Michael Crichton

The late author's literary archive will be mined for new projects, including a TV series and a major screen event.

CrichtonSun, the film and TV production company overseeing the late Michael Crichton's vast literary archive, has signed a pact with Range Media Partners for future film and TV projects.

Crichton, who died in 2008, was among the best-selling authors of his generation, known for Jurassic Park, Congo, Timeline and other books. He also was responsible for the screenplay for Twister (1996) and was one of the creators and executive producers of the TV series ER. Crichton directed seven movies,  including Westworld, Coma, and The Great Train Robbery, for which he wrote the screenplays.

Crichton’s widow Sherri, who has been managing the prolific author’s archive via her banner CrichtonSun and producing partner Laurent Bouzereau, will see Range and CrichtonSun produce, package, and develop a slate of new projects from the Crichton archives. That includes an expected TV series and a major screen event adaptation of one of the author’s unpublished manuscripts.

Range Media Partners is a newly launched management and brand development firm led by former CAA, UTA and WME agents as founding partners.

“We’re thrilled to have found true creative partners at Range. They share our passion of preserving The Crichton Legacy and we look forward to tapping into their imaginative minds and exciting pool of talent to continue bringing Michael’s visions to life for audiences and readers around the world," says Sherri Crichton in a statement.

CrichtonSun has kept the author on the best-seller list with newly found literary works including Pirate Latitudes, Dragon Teeth and Micro. In 2019, to mark the 50th anniversary of Crichton’s benchmark novel The Andromeda Strain, CrichtonSun created a sequel entitled The Andromeda Evolution, in collaboration with author Daniel H. Wilson.

Range co-founding Partner Michael Cooper added in his own statement: “We are deeply honored to have the opportunity to partner with Sherri and Laurent and embrace the magic given to the world from this titan. Michael Crichton’s footprint is indelible and singular.”