Blind Library set for film link-up

The National Library for the Blind has recruited children’s author Anthony Horowitz for a publicity campaign – a month before the first of his stories is released in cinemas.

The potential summer blockbuster, Stormbreaker, stars Ewan McGregor and Mickey Rourke.

The charity is hoping to run a ‘reading challenge’ this summer, and is using Horowitz’s public profile to raise awareness in film, regional and national press before its 21 July launch.

If the charity raises enough money, it will run competitions for visually impaired children to read a selection of books in braille, completing ‘special secret-agent tasks’ as they go.

The special-agent theme comes from Horowitz’s Alex Rider books, about a 14-year-old boy who finds himself working for the UK government as a spy.

Stormbreaker, directed by Geoffrey Sax, also stars Alicia Silverstone.

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