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Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker

Release Date: October 13, 2006
Limited release

July 19, 2005
Additional cast set for Stormbreaker

Andy Serkis and Stephen Fry have signed on for Stormbreaker, a movie based on the first book in the bestselling children's series by Anthony Horowitz. The movie is being directed by Geoffrey Sax and is budgeted at $40 million. It centers on a teenage spy named Alex Rider. Serkis is set to play a henchman for the movie's villain (Mickey Rourke), while Fry will portray an MI6 agent who works undercover in a toy shop.
Source: Variety





June 30, 2005
Cast set for Stormbreaker

A number of cast members have signed on for the adaptation of Anthony Horowitz's bestseller, Stormbreaker. Sophie Okonedo, Alicia Silverstone, Bill Nighy, Mickey Rourke and Damian Lewis have all joined the movie about reluctant teen spy Alex Rider. Alex Pettyfer will play that lead role, and Ewan McGregor will have a cameo. Additionally, Missi Pyle, Ashley Walters and Sarah Bolger will have roles. The story centers on a 14-year-old orphan who is forced to work for MI6 when his uncle/guardian - also a secret agent - is killed under mysterious circumstances. Geoffrey Sax is directing, and the movie will be distributed by the WeinsteinCo.
Source: Variety





May 12, 2005
Storm's a comin'

The new Weinstein company, WeinsteinCo., will team with numerous other production companies to finance the adaptation of the Anthony Horowitz book Stormbreaker at $40 million - one of the most expensive independent British productions in recent years. The book is aimed at the same kids that read Harry Potter and has been extremely popular in England, and the adaptation will be directed by Geoffrey Sax from the author's own adaptation. The story centers on teenage spy Alex Rider, a 14-year-old orphan who has been unwittingly trained his entire life by his uncle in the skills he might need to become a secret agent, including scuba diving, mountaineering, martial arts, and more. When his MI6 agent guardian is killed, Rider discovers the truth and sets out on a dangerous mission for the British secret service.
Source: Variety

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