First Peek of Teaser Trailer for Artemis Fowl
Fans of the Artemis Fowl novel series have been anxiously awaiting any news about the adaptation, and finally, we have something to look at. The teaser trailer released earlier this week (3am EST), and it is spectacular!
The books were originally written by Eoin Colfer. The series has a total of eight books in it, plus a graphic novel version of many of them, as well as a short story or two. The series follows twelve-year-old Artemis Fowl. He’s brilliant, rich, oh and did I mention that he’s a criminal mastermind? It goes without saying that he gets himself into plenty of scrapes and interesting situations.
The series was optioned for movie rights back in 2001, but things just never seemed to work out for it. It bounced between different studios for years, getting handed from screenwriter to screenwriter. Finally, it ended up in the hands of Disney.
This had been the point where most of the attempts hit the brakes. But instead, Disney kept forging forward. They’ve set Kenneth Branagh as the director, and as you can tell from the teaser they’re already in full swing with production.
Ferdia Shaw will be playing Artemis Fowl, accompanied by Josh Gad (playing Mulch Diggums), Judi Dench (Commander Root), and Lara McDonnell (Captain Holly Short).
Most of the teaser focuses on the backstory of the series. While we’re only granted a brief glimpse of Ferdia Shaw as Artemis Fowl, so much more is shown. The teaser is accompanied by a voiceover, explaining some of the core points, and introducing one of the faeries that Artemis so famously goes up against. The dramatic music makes up or any potential lack of excitement (though there isn’t much of that). It looks like they’re trying hard to be faithful to the series, while also adding a dramatic flair of two.
The movie is due out in August of 2019. So that means we only have to wait nine or so months for it. Considering how long we’ve already waited, we can handle a mere few months.
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