Geoffrey Sax: ‘No sequels planned’ for ‘Stormbreaker’

Stormbreaker director Geoffrey Sax has revealed that there are no plans for a sequel to the 2006 British spy film, which starred Alex Pettyfer (I Am Number Four) and Mickey Rourke.

The movie was based on the first novel of Anthony Horowitz’s Alex Rider series and was intended to launch a franchise.

Director Geoffrey Sax told CultBox: “Unfortunately Stormbreaker just didn’t take off in America… The books aren’t as well known in America. There wasn’t the money to do a huge advertising campaign over there, so it didn’t make enough money.”

He continued: “As far as I know there are no sequels planned, which is a shame as I think it could have been a really good franchise.”

Speaking about Stormbreaker star Alex Pettyfer’s current success in Hollywood, with roles this year in I Am Number Four and Beastly, Sax added: “I’m not surprised. He’s very charismatic on screen and he looks great. As he’s grown older, I think the camera loves him even more than it did on Stormbreaker.”

Directed by Geoffrey Sax, BBC Two’s one-off drama Christopher And His Kind explores novelist Christopher Isherwood’s formative years in the run-up to the Second World War and aired last weekend.