Nathanson Pens 39 Clues Movie

Jeff Nathanson (“Catch Me If You Can,” “The Terminal”) will pen the screenplay for the first film installment of “The 39 Clues” for DreamWorks Pictures.

The highly anticipated multi-platform adventure series centers around the Cahills – the most powerful family the world has ever known. The source of its power is a mystery that can only be unraveled by assembling 39 clues hidden around the world throughout history.

Steven Spielberg is eyeing to direct this film adaptation. The first book, Rick Riordan’s “The Maze of Bones,” will be released simultaneously in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada on September 9th. The official “39 Clues” online game also will launch worldwide on September 9, 2008, on