Brett Ratner has signed on to direct The 39 Clues for DreamWorks, Deadline reports.
First announced for adaptation in 2008 with an eye for Steven Spielberg to direct, the film will be based on a series of young adult books, collectible cards and an online game. Combined, the multi-tiered experience tells the tale of the Cahills, the most powerful family the world has ever known. Their source of power is a mystery that can only be unraveled by assembling 39 clues hidden around the world and throughout history.
Ratner, whose last major theatrical release was 2007’s Rush Hour 3, is currently preparing his next project, Tower Heist for release on November 4th. He was also recently rumored to be up for the adaptation of the Radical Comic book series Hercules: The Thracian Wars.