Screenplay. Direct sequel/reboot to Westworld, as if Futureworld never happened. Crichton is planning on directing, disguising himself with a fake moustache and using the nom de guerre “Chi Carmine Lotch”, which isn’t fooling anyone. There will be robot cowboys on dinosaurs, an iconoclastic scientist specializing in fringe genetics who is advising an irascible cop with a penchant for leather jackets, and the amusement park resort of Westworld may be replaced with some kind of virtual reality accessible via the Internet. A crucial plot point hinges on scientists not taking basic randomness and human psychology into account, and thinking they are more in control than they really are, and a crucial plot twist will depend on an egomaniacal establishment scientist who parrots mainstream conventional establishment collectivist wisdom instead of approaching the world with a properly skeptical libertarian outlook (soon after, he will suffer his comeuppance).
The main villain will turn out to be a woman, or possibly a foreigner, or maybe even both.
Shooting commences in 2014, pending studio greenlighting.