Tuesday, July 18, 2006
James Bond Jr. Makes His Debut
"Stormbreaker" -- the first movie adventure of Alex Rider -- makes its world premiere tonight in the UK. If you've got a son or nephew under 16, they can probably tell you about Rider, the hero of a series of books accurately described as being like "James Bond Jr," with our orphaned lad getting very cool training and going off to fight the bad guys for the British government. It's like Frankie Muniz's Agent Cody Banks, but serious. The creator of the books -- Anthony Horowitz -- is also the creator of one of my favorite mystery shows, "Foyle's War."