19 years after Disney first laid the plans for Artemis Fowl to become a film. This Spring we will finally see that film’s fruition onto the big, today we get the long awaited second Trailer.
Another film caught in the politics of studio mergers (Disney and Fox). Originally to be released August 2019, 13 months after we were teased we get the full version. Just remember this isn’t about the father, it’s about the son!
Based on the first book of Eoin Colfer‘s best-selling series of the same name, and directed by Kenneth Branagh. The story of 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.
I’m no expert of Colfer’s books but I do know there much loved. But here it seems Disney have played about with the books mythology. Gone are Artemis (played by Ferdia Shaw) as a villain, now a superhero. As for the audience, it’s certainly a younger audience, it is of course a Disney franchise film!
So are you a fan of the books? Do you like or hate the changes or do you care?
Disney’s Artemis Fowl, based on the beloved book by Eoin Colfer, is a fantastical, spellbinding adventure that follows the journey of 12-year-old genius Artemis Fowl, a descendant of a long line of criminal masterminds, as he seeks to find his father who has mysteriously disappeared. With the help of his loyal protector Butler, Artemis sets out to find him, and in doing so uncovers an ancient, underground civilization—the amazingly advanced world of fairies. Deducing that his father’s disappearance is somehow connected to the secretive, reclusive fairy world, cunning Artemis concocts a dangerous plan— so dangerous that he ultimately finds himself in a perilous war of wits with the all-powerful fairies.
The film will also star Lara McDonnell, Josh Gad, Tamara Smart, Nonso Anozie, Josh McGuire, Nikesh Patel and Adrian Scarborough, with Colin Farrell and Judi Dench.
Artemis Fowl will finally arrive in UK and Irish Cinemas from 29th May.