It’s time to believe and watch the First Teaser Trailer for Artemis Fowl. Is Disney about to unleash a boy genius into our cinema screens next Summer?
Kenneth Branagh directs the children’s fantasy adventure based on the books of Eoin Colfer. The first book published in 2001 when a certain another boy genius (Harry Potter) was making his cinematic debut. Comparing both is unfair as both deserve their own film/ franchise. They are also completely different storylines and story described once by Coffer as “Die Hard with fairies”.
Ferida Shaw stars as our titular hero Artemis, a 12 year old genius who has to go underground into the world of fairies to unearth the disappearance of his father. This is a futuristic tech savvy fairies with a slice of Irish folklore which has the potential of unearthing into future films (8 books in total).
Branagh is no stranger to Disney with his 2015 Live action version of Cinderella, Marvel’s Thor: Dark World. He’s also determined to get his hands on a franchise project, could this be the one?
Based on the first book of Eoin Colfer’s best-selling series of the same name, and directed by Kenneth Branagh, Disney’s Artemis Fowl has begun principal photography and will film in England, Northern Ireland and Ho Chi Minh City. The book was adapted for the screen by award-winning playwright Conor McPherson. Descended from a long line of criminal masterminds, 12-year-old genius Artemis Fowl finds himself in a battle of strength and cunning against a powerful, hidden race of fairies who may be behind his father’s disappearance.
Lara McDonnell (Love, Rosie) playing Captain Holly Short, a feisty, spirited elf. In the underground fairy world of Haven City, Dame Judi Dench (Skyfall) plays Commander Root, the leader of the reconnaissance division of the LEPrecon, the fairy police force, and Josh Gad (Beauty and the Beast) plays Mulch Diggums, a kleptomaniac dwarf, who attempts to help rescue Holly. Above ground, Nonso Anozie (Cinderella) plays the Fowl family bodyguard, named Butler, and Tamara Smart (The Worst Witch) plays Butler’s niece Juliet. Miranda Raison (Murder on the Orient Express) plays Artemis’ mother Angeline.
Other members of the cast include Josh McGuire (About Time), Hong Chau (Downsizing), Nikesh Patel (London Has Fallen), Michael Abubakar (Trust Me), Jake Davies (A Brilliant Young Mind), Rachel Denning (Doctor Who), Matt Jessup (Dread), Simone Kirby (Alice Through the Looking Glass), Sally Messham (Allied) and Adrian Scarborough (Les Misérables).
Artemis Fowl will arrive in the UK and Ireland from August 2019 (exact date still to be announced).
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