News: The popular Alex Rider books are becoming a movie and now a game.
THQ plans to expand their line of kid and teen franchises as they've announced they will be publishing games based on the upcoming teen movie Stormbreaker.
Stormbreaker the movie is based on the first book in the teenage spy Alex Rider Adventures. Alex Pettyfer will play Alex Rider and he will be joined by a cast that includes Robbie Coltrane, Ewan McGregor, Andy Serkis, Alicia Silverstone and Mickey Rourke.
Stormbreaker the game is coming to the DS (courtesy of Altron) and the GBA (courtesy of Razorback) and will feature "third-person stealth game play, fast-paced racing action, intense fighting and engaging, gadget-based mini-games". The movie and both games will be out in August.
"Our decision to work with THQ to bring the Stormbreaker video game to market was based on the company's vast expertise with leading global licenses," stated Peter Samuelson, who produces the film with his partner, brother Marc Samuelson, Steve Christian and Andreas Grosch. "We look forward to seeing the brand extended into the video game market and allowing consumers the opportunity to be the martial arts, parachuting, scuba diving, 14-year-old action spy who is Alex Rider."
We'll have more as it's revealed.