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Spielberg turns 39

06.25.2008

Despite having both LINCOLN and TINTIN on his "to do" list, Steven Spielberg has his peepers on another project to direct. DreamWorks has acquired the movie rights to the upcoming Scholastic multimedia adventure series "The 39 Clues" for Spielberg to direct. Says DreamWorks head Stacey Snider, "There is enough material here for three or four movies," adding that Spielberg is "very involved" in the development of the movie. "39 Clues" is a planned series of 10 novels to be released over two years (each by a different author) that will be augmented by a series of collectible cards, each containing clues for kids to hit the web and try to decipher the mystery for themselves. For a little extra motivation, there's over $100,000 in prize money. As for a story, it follows the most powerful family in the world, the Stallones the Cahills, who count Mozard, Napoleon and Benjamin Franklin among their relatives. As the matriarch dies she decides to leave behind clues to the family mystery. Two young Cahills, Amy, 14, and Dan, 11, must race against other branches of the family to be the first to find the 39 clues that will lead to ultimate power. Spielberg is currently tracking down a screenwriter who will work on the film while The Man begins work on his other projects.

Extra Tidbit: The first book in the series goes on sale in September.
Source: Variety

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10:30PM on 06/25/2008
StarDestroyer, watch Last Action Hero again and it'll all make sense.
StarDestroyer, watch Last Action Hero again and it'll all make sense.
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4:11PM on 06/25/2008

Huh?

Who the hell is Mozard?
Who the hell is Mozard?
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3:17PM on 06/25/2008
With the exception of Interstellar, none of Spielberg's upcoming projects sound interesting whatsoever.
With the exception of Interstellar, none of Spielberg's upcoming projects sound interesting whatsoever.
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12:32PM on 06/25/2008

Mozard?

He's just loading up on potential projects - I'll bet he won't take all of them on - just see how they develop and pick out what strikes his fancy, handing off the leftovers to capable directors. Being second choice to Steven Spielberg still means your second to Steven Spielberg Besides, I'll fandango anything this man touches. (I'm coining that as a phrase now by the way)
He's just loading up on potential projects - I'll bet he won't take all of them on - just see how they develop and pick out what strikes his fancy, handing off the leftovers to capable directors. Being second choice to Steven Spielberg still means your second to Steven Spielberg Besides, I'll fandango anything this man touches. (I'm coining that as a phrase now by the way)
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11:19AM on 06/25/2008
Lincoln
The Trial of The Chicago 7
Interstellar
Tintin
Ghost in The Shell
And Now...39 Clues?

Please Steven relax and if nothing else, at least get your Lincoln movie done and just pass off this project to someone else...please? I'm anxious to see his take on Trial of The Chicago 7 and Ghost in The Shell.
Lincoln
The Trial of The Chicago 7
Interstellar
Tintin
Ghost in The Shell
And Now...39 Clues?

Please Steven relax and if nothing else, at least get your Lincoln movie done and just pass off this project to someone else...please? I'm anxious to see his take on Trial of The Chicago 7 and Ghost in The Shell.
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9:12AM on 06/25/2008
After TinTin and now 39 Clues I think I have had enough of Spielberg wasting his talent on little kids movies. I love his work with movies like Saving Private Ryan, Jaws, Jurassic Park, and Schindler's List. I just wish he'd stop directing little kids cause I find myself immediately taken out of a movie when it's little kids doing absolutely ridiculous things. These movies should be left to B or C level (God let George Lucas do it, just so he doesn't ruin Spielberg any longer.) Directors not
After TinTin and now 39 Clues I think I have had enough of Spielberg wasting his talent on little kids movies. I love his work with movies like Saving Private Ryan, Jaws, Jurassic Park, and Schindler's List. I just wish he'd stop directing little kids cause I find myself immediately taken out of a movie when it's little kids doing absolutely ridiculous things. These movies should be left to B or C level (God let George Lucas do it, just so he doesn't ruin Spielberg any longer.) Directors not The Top A list Director.
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