Directed by Kenneth Branagh and based on the beloved book by Eoin Colfer, 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 film stars Ferdia Shaw, Lara McDonnell, Tamara Smart, Nonzo Anozie, with Josh Gad, and Judi Dench. Judy Hofflund and Kenneth Branagh are producing with Angus More Gordon and Matthew Jenkins serving as executive producers. The screenplay is by Conor McPherson.
While the trailer is getting a great deal of attention, Eoin Colfer fans have reacted negatively to Disney’s adaptation of his work.
No wtf have they done to Artemis?!?!?!? He is cold and calculating, and is not gonna react to the Pixie (which they didn’t stick around for anyways!!!) Also he has terrible aim why tf does he have a gun??? Also Root is a guy, like that is most of Holly’s drive she’s the first female officer in LEPrecon!!! Kenneth Branagh was a decent director for Thor, but this is not what the books were! Adios my childhood dream of seeing one good movie from my favourite books. First Eragon, then Percy Jackson, now this. Thanks a lot Disney.
Bad casting choices and bad “feeling.” Artemis is supposed to be a genius sociopath (at least in the first book), Butler is supposed to be a giant Eurasian who is a giant of a man who violent, loyal and shoots a sig. Root is male because Holly is the first female LEP officer. The movie is supposed to have dark undertones and not meant for little kids. This movie had so much potential but this is way off track. This could have been like the pg-13 darker Harry Potter Movies with lots of potential to make money. Please voice your displeasure in the comments and rating for this movie.
Disney’s ARTEMIS FOWL releases in U.S. theaters on August 9, 2019.