June 26, 2008
Steven Spielberg Hoping to Direct ‘The 39 Clues’
NEW YORK - A multimedia, multiauthor narrative being planned by the U.S. publisher of the Harry Potter books has picked up a famous patron: Steven Spielberg.
DreamWorks Studios has acquired the film rights to "The 39 Clues," a mystery series-online game that Scholastic will debut in September. Spielberg, director of "Jaws,""Schindler's List" and the "Indiana Jones" films, says he's hoping to direct.
"The 39 Clues," which also features a set of 355 collectible cards, is a planned 10-book series about a powerful, mysterious family that lives in upstate New York. The first installment, "The Maze of Bones," was written by Rick Riordan.
- The Associated Press
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