Brett Ratner is set to direct the film adaptation of the young adult book series, online game and card collection franchise “The 39 Clues” for DreamWorks Pictures says Deadline.
The highly anticipated multi-platform adventure series centers around the Cahills – the most powerful family the world has ever known. The source of their power is a mystery that can only be unraveled by assembling 39 clues hidden around the world throughout history.
Jeff Nathanson, who penned the “Rush Hour” films, adapted the script. Steven Spielberg set up the project in 2008 and was developing it as a directing vehicle for himself. These days however he’s too busy with “War Horse,” his “Lincoln” biopic and the “Tintin” franchise.