By Ryan Parsons | Image property of The Weinstein Company
We have just received the first poster for The Weinstein Co's Stormbreaker starring Alex Pettyfer, Ewan McGregor, Mickey Rourke, Alicia Silverstone, Andy Serkis, Bill Nighy, Damian Lewis and Sophie Okonedo.
Stormbreaker Movie Poster
Alex Rider (Alex Pettyfer) is a normal teenager who lives with his uncle, a nondescript bank manager... or so it seems, until Uncle Ian Rider (Ewan McGregor) dies in mysterious circumstances. Alex discovers his uncle was in face a spy and has been murdered by Yassen Gregorovich (Damian Lewis), one of the most dangerous assassins in the world. Recruited by Mr Blunt (Bill Nighy) and Mrs Jones (Sophie Okonedo) of the Special Operations Division of MI6, the schoolboy realizes that by encouraging his hobbies his uncle has thoroughly prepared him for a career in espionage. Linguist, scuba diver, mountaineer, crack shot and martial arts expert, Alex has all the attributes to make the perfect teenage superspy. Armed with these and his own set of special gadgets, he embarks on his first mission.
Though there isn't too much shown on the first poster save the kid, it is still not a bad start considering the genre.
Billionaire Darrius Sayle (Mickey Rourke) has offered to donate a free Stormbreaker mega-computer to every school in Britain. Is there more to his seeming gnerosity than meets the eye? Alex is sent to investigate. Going undercover as the winner of acomputer magazine competition, he infiltrates Sayle's heavily-guarded lair. He meets the tycoon's sinister sidekicks Mr Grin (Andy Serkis) and Nadia Vole (Missi Pyle) and is shown the cutting-edge Stormbreaker computer. Sneaking out of his bedroom window in the dead of night, he watches the delivery of mysterious containers - he is on the trailer of something big!
Stormbreaker comes to theatres on August 18th, 2006.