Eoin Colfer’s novels about criminal genius Artemis Fowl II are finally making it to screens – Disney has been working on it since 2016. This first look hints at the new world of elves and fairies and strange new tech that audiences will be able to explore.
This movie combines the elements of the first two books as a kick off point. The official synopsis:
Artemis Fowl follows 12-year-old genius Artemis Fowl, a descendant of a long line of criminal masterminds, as he finds himself in a battle of strength and cunning against a powerful, hidden race of fairies who may be behind his father’s disappearance.
The cast includes new comer Ferdia Shaw, in that snappy black suit, as Fowl. He’s joined by Judi Dench as an elven captain of the Lower Elements Police Recon (aka LEPRecon); and an ancient, kleptomaniac dwarf played by Josh Gad. It’s being directed by Kenneth Branagh, who has the right fantastical eye for this.