Artemis Fowl is an upcoming 2019 American science fantasy adventure film based on the 2001 novel of the same name by Eoin Colfer. Directed by Kenneth Branagh and written by Michael Goldenberg, Adam Kline and Conor McPherson, the film stars newcomers Ferdia Shaw, Lara McDonnell and Tamara Smart, with Nonso Anozie, Hong Chau, Josh Gad, and Judi Dench in supporting roles. It will be released by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures on August 9, 2019 in IMAX.
Artemis Fowl II, a young Irish criminal mastermind, kidnaps the fairy LEPrecon officer Holly Short for ransom to fund the search for his missing father in order to restore the family fortune. One could be forgiven for having forgotten about the long-rumored plans for a live-action, cinematic adaptation of Eion Colfer’s 2001 novel Artemis Fowl, considering that studios have been debating whether to move forward with it for almost 20 years at this point. But Artemis is finally making his way to the big screen, which means that it’s high time for a refresher about the series’ curious, magical world of fae folk.