The long-gestating film adaptation of the fantasy series by Eoin Colfer, Artemis Fowl will finally hit theaters later this year. In the books, Artemis is a twelve-year-old mastermind who kidnaps a fairy to restore his family’s fortune. Given the freshly released trailer, it seems that the movie will take a different path. From what we see, it appears the upcoming movie will ignore the events of the first installment in the series. While this choice may be dictated by the fact that it is hard to sell a twelve-year-old antihero as family-friendly to the public, it could backfire with hardcore fans of the saga.
The movie should have debuted last year, but Disney rescheduled its release due to the Fox merger. That’s not the only news, though. In the latest trailer for Kenneth Branagh’s adaptation, Colin Farrell is now front and center. Farrell will portray the main character’s missing father.
You can check the new Artemis Fowl trailer in the player below.
Disney’s Artemis Fowl, follows the journey of 12-year-old genius Artemis Fowl, a descendant of a long line of criminal masterminds, as he seeks to find his father, who has mysteriously disappeared.
Newcomer Ferdia Shaw plays the titular genius. Artemis Fowl features an all-star cast that also includes Colin Farrell, Judi Dench, Josh Gad, Lara McDonnell, and Nonso Anozie. Directed by Kenneth Branagh, the book was adapted for the screen by award-winning playwright Conor McPherson.
The movie is produced by Kenneth Branagh together with Judy Hofflund, with Matthew Jenkins and Angus More Gordon serving as executive producers.
Artemis Fowl will hit theaters on May 29. What do you think about the freshly released trailer? Let us know in the comments section below.