Disney’s new live-action film ARTEMIS FOWL will stream exclusively on Disney + beginning Friday, June 12.
Based on the best-selling young adult book by Eoin Colfer, ARTEMIS FOWL delivers a big cinema-sized experience for audiences of all ages to experience for the first time on Disney+ in the comfort of their homes. From director Kenneth Branagh, it is a fantastical epic adventure, resplendent with beautiful landscapes and spectacular visual effects that will transport viewers to magical new worlds.
ARTEMIS FOWL stars newcomer Ferdia Shaw in the title role alongside Lara McDonnell (To Walk Invisible, Love, Rosie), Josh Gad (Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Frozen 2), Tamara Smart (“Are You Afraid of the Dark?“, “The Worst Witch”), Nonso Anozie (Cinderella, “Game of Thrones”), Joshua McGuire (“Love, Nina”, About Time), Nikesh Patel “Indian Summers”, “Four Weddings and a Funeral”) and Adrian Scarborough (“Cranford”, 1917), with Colin Farrell (Dumbo, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them) and Judi Dench (Cats, Blithe Spirit).
Branagh said, “Artemis Fowl is a true original. In challenging times, a twelve-year-old criminal mastermind is one heck of a traveling-companion. Smart, funny, and cool as mustard, he’ll take you to new worlds, meet unforgettable characters, and mix magic with mayhem. His own family is everything to him, and (although he’d never admit it), he’d be as proud as I am that families around the world will now be able to enjoy his first amazing screen adventures together, on Disney +.”
In this fantastical, spellbinding adventure, 12-year-old genius Artemis Fowl (Shaw), a descendant of a long line of criminal masterminds, embarks on a journey to find his father (Farrell), who has mysteriously disappeared. With the help of his loyal protector Butler (Anozie), 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.
Kenneth Branagh, p.g.a. and Judy Hofflund, p.g.a. are producing with Angus More Gordon and Matthew Jenkins serving as executive producers. Conor McPherson and Hamish McColl wrote the screenplay.
The film had originally been scheduled for a theatrical release in the U.S. on May 29, 2020. The ARTEMIS FOWL books are currently available in the U.S. from Disney-Hyperion.
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