The licensing opportunities alone boggle the mind.

Steven Spielberg's DreamWorks Studios have acquired the film rights to The 39 Clues, a mystery series/online game that Scholastic Books is debuting in September.

The 39 Clues is a planned 10-book series about a powerful, mysterious family living in upstate New York. The first installment, The Maze of Bones, was written by Rick Riordan, author of the best-selling The Lightning Thief, and Jude Watson and Gordon Korman have signed on to write future volumes. The series will also feature a set of 355 collectible cards, and Spielberg himself says says he's hoping to direct the film adaptation.
Posted by: Julianka


26 Jun, 2008 05:46 PM @ version 0

I'm sure Scholastic will put a lot of effort into making these books classy and entertaining and all that, but these gimmick-y series always remind me of those 'Choose Your Own Adventure' books from the eighties.

Plus, the CYoA books were a hell of a lot cheaper, as I recall...

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