More than four million copies of Anthony Horowitz’s bestseller “Stormbreaker” have been sold to date. On July 17th the screen adaptation of this action-packed story will have its world premiere in London. The public can look forward to the screening of the first volume of the currently six Alex Rider sequels in which the 14-year old orphan Alex Rider loses his last relative, uncle Ian Rider. Alex finds out that his uncle is not a bank manager at all, but a secret agent of the English MI6 secret service. And Alex himself is recruited as a secret agent.

Top cast for top performance action

The adventure story directed by Geoffrey Sax (“White Noise”) features a top cast. Ewan McGregor (“Star Wars”) as uncle Ian Rider escapes pursuit by gangsters in a helicopter in his BMW Z4. Bill Nighy (“The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”) as head of MI6, Allan Blunt, drives a Rolls-Royce Phantom and Alicia Silverstone (“Batman&Robin”) as Jack Starbright is Alex Rider’s nanny hot-wheeling it around London in a Mini Cooper. Mickey Rourke (“9 1/2 weeks") plays the shady billionaire Darrius Sayle and Robbi Coltrane, known as Valentin Zukovsky in the James Bond films “Goldeneye” and “The world is not enough”, is Prime Minister of Great Britain. Newcomer and hero Alex Pettyfer, born 1990, acts just like a young James Bond. In his role he is skilled in various sports and martial arts and is fluent in a number of languages. The "Q” of the series, Stephen Fry as inventor Smithers, provides all the most useful technical gimmicks.

Charity world premiere on London’s Leicester Square

The Stormbreaker film premiere will be held on the legendary Leicester Square in London on July 17th, 2006 as part of a charity event benefiting the ”Starlight Children’s Foundation”. This international non-profit organisation cares for seriously ill children and their families – currently for over 500,000 small patients in England alone.

“Stormbreaker” will be screened in further European and international cinemas by the end of the year.

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