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Stormbreaker gets Massive US Release 27 March 2006

    MGM, the distributor of James Bond films will release Manx movie STORMBREAKER in North America on 1st September. It is expected that the film will screen in up to 3,200 cinemas across the country, giving the Isle of Man’s film industry and the Island itself massive positive exposure.


    The DTI Minister Alex Downie said, “The announcement is great news for the film and for the Isle of Man as it brings the MGM branding and also puts Alex Rider, the teenage hero of the story, with the people who handle the James Bond franchise. We really couldn’t be in better hands.”

    STORMBREAKER will also be on wide release in the UK from July 21st, to co-incide with the school summer holidays.

    Mr Downie continued, “The additional deals that will arise as a result of the MGM deal have the potential to add very significant revenues to the IOM’s already enhanced recoupment position. Steve Christian and the Film Office have worked very hard over the last two years to maximise our position on this film, the first in a series of six Alex Rider adventures. We hope to be in production on the second adventure, POINT BLANC, some time very soon”.

    STORMBREAKER, budgeted at £21million was the biggest budget film to go into production in the UK last year. It tells the story of 14 year old Alex Rider who finds his world turned upside down when his guardian dies in suspicious circumstances, Forcibly recruited into MI6, Alex has to take part in gruelling SAS training exercises. Then, armed with his own special set of secret gadgets, he's off on his first mission to Cornwall, where Middle-Eastern multi-billionaire Darrius Sayle is producing his state-of-the-art Stormbreaker computers. Sayle has offered to give one free to every school in the country - but there's more to the gift than meets the eye.

    With a magnificent ensemble cast including Ewan McGregor, Mickey Rourke and Bill Nighy, STORMBREAKER is expected to be on of the biggest hit movies of the Summer, on both sides of the Atlantic.

    27th March 2006

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