Brett Ratner Gets Spielberg’s Table Scraps: ‘The 39 Clues’

Monday, May 9 by

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.

Screenwriter Jeff Nathanson wrote the adaptation for 39 Clues. Ratner and Nathanson also teamed up for the upcoming action-comedy Tower Heist, starring Ben Stiller. (Deadline)


  1. May 9, 2011 5:13 pm


    Good for Ratner who is the most underrated director in Hollywood. He has a real flair and a good eye. People like to rag on Rush Hour film but while they are disposable for the most part they are successful largely due to Ratner ability to maximize their potential. Red Dragon was great too.

  2. May 9, 2011 5:13 pm


    I agree
    his x-men film was also entertaining but disposable like the previous films

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