Nintendo DS to star in Alex Rider film

StormbreakerRemember The Wizard? Not only was it the beginning of Fred Savage's loss of innocence, but it was also the first time Nintendo used the silver screen for a major promotion. Now, some 17 years later, Nintendo is at it again, forming a partnership with the creators of a new teen spy movie, Stormbreaker.

The film is based on the first novel of Anthony Horowitz's popular Alex Rider series. As the youngest contestant in a Super Mario Galaxy tournament newest recruit of MI6's Special Operations Division, and armed with a modified Power Glove Nintendo DS, Alex is prepared to take on his uncle's killer, one of the most dangerous assassins in the world. Stormbreaker debuts in Europe this summer.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.