Originally headed for cinemas, Disney’s Artemis Fowl finds itself pivoted to Disney+ after the global health emergency temporarily closed movie theaters pretty much everywhere. Artemis Fowl promises some fun escape for a population who have been locked up inside for more than a month now all for the price of a $7 DisneyPlus subscription.
The movie focuses on 12-year-old genius Artemis Fowl, who ,it turns out, descended from a long line of criminal masterminds. 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.
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. There’s even a new poster to reflect the Disney+ release:
Director Kenneth Branagh has created an epic fantastical adventure film resplendent with beautiful landscapes and spectacular visual effects that will transport you to magical new worlds.
Branagh said, “Artemis Fowl is a true original. In challenging times, a twelve year old criminal mastermind is one heck of a travelling 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 +.”
A new trailer for TV audiences dropped last night. Watch it here:
It’s a weird time with no Hollywood Premieres, no media pressers. I’m hoping to get a chance to a media screener to give a good review of this movie. I was really looking forward to seeing it on the big screen.
About Artemis Fowl
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 desperately tries to save his father who has been kidnapped. In order to pay his ransom, Artemis must infiltrate an ancient, underground civilization—the amazingly advanced world of fairies—and bring the kidnapper the Aculos, the fairies’ most powerful and coveted magical device. To locate the elusive object, cunning Artemis concocts a dangerous plan—so dangerous that he ultimately finds himself in a perilous war of wits with the all-powerful fairies.
“Artemis Fowl” is directed by Kenneth Branagh and stars Ferdia Shaw, Lara McDonnell, Josh Gad, Tamara Smart, Nonso Anozie, Josh McGuire, Nikesh Patel and Adrian Scarborough, with Colin Farrell and Judi Dench. 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.
Disney’s “Artemis Fowl” will debut exclusively on Disney+ on June 12.