Levy Replaces Ratner On “39 Clues”

Shawn Levy (“Night at the Museum”) is in the midst of a deal 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 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. Exactly one year ago came word that Brett Ratner was attached to direct.