What are The 39 Clues? The 39 Clues are a series of books, games and collectable cards from Scholastic about the secrets of the powerful Cahill family– *Gunshots*
I may have said too much. Anyway, Steven Spielberg and DreamWorks partner Stacey Snider set-up the project in 2008 at DreamWorks (naturally), as a directing vehicle for Spielberg. However, Spielberg is too busy directing Lincoln and Executive Producing a whole bunch o’ stuff, which means they needed a new director. So, they called up Brett Ratner and asked if he had any more Rush Hour movies in the pipeline or X-Men movie projects he wanted to ruin. When Ratner said “no,” he got the job.