More than ten years later, ALEX RIDER is getting a new adaptation!
Teen super spy Alex Rider is headed back to the screen for a new adaptation!
Based on the novel series by Anthony Horowitz, the Alex Rider show will follow the title character through the plot of the second novel, Point Blanc, according to Variety. In that novel, Alex works as an unofficial MI6 agent undercover at a “correctional academy” for wealthy children.
Sony and Eleventh Hour productions are developing the eight-episode series together with screenwriter Guy Burt and so far, there are no broadcasters attached.
“So many Alex Rider fans have been asking me when he would be returning to the screen – and I couldn’t be more excited that it’s finally happening,” Horowtiz told Variety. “Guy Burt has perfectly captured the danger and excitement of the books, and I’m sure the series will have universal appeal.”
A movie version of the first novel in the series, Stormbreaker, was released in 2006 and starred Alex Pettyfer as Alex Rider.
The book series is still going strong with the twelfth novel, Nightshade, expected out sometime next year.