After almost 2 decades, Disney finally brings the beloved 12-years-old book character Artemis Fowl to life in an upcoming film adaptation. However, some things aren't just the same.
After suffering a couple of setbacks, Disney's Artemis Fowl movie is finally heading to Disney Plus next month.
The upcoming science fantasy adventure film is based on the 2001 novel of the same name by Eoin Colfer. Can we expect a faithful on-screen adaptation?
Hop on as we discuss all the magical, spellbinding information you need to know about the upcoming film.
The movie is set to release on June 12 exclusively on the Disney plus channel in the USA, Australia, Canada, the UK, Ireland, New Zealand, France, Netherlands, and Italy.
The film was originally slated to release on Aug. 9 but was later pushed back to May 29, 2020, for the big screen. However, just as the much-anticipated film was about to hit the theaters, Coronavirus pandemic occurred. Disney was forced to release the film on its streaming platform instead.
Yes! Take a look at the trailer below before we discuss a couple of key info regarding the film's plot.
The film is based on Eoin Colfer's fantasy novel following a 12-year-old genius who needs to rescue his dad from the creatures of the underworld.
Artemis Fowl lives in a mansion in Ireland together with his father, who is a renowned collector. Unknown to Artemis, his father's true profession is keeping the biggest secrets and deadliest artifacts hidden to save humans from the attacks of the other worlds.
One day, Artemis' father mysteriously disappears prompting the boy to start an investigation. He received a mysterious call from the fairy world who was holding his father hostage. The caller told Artemis to return what his family has taken from them. Artemis' bodyguard Butler was forced to reveal to the boy his father's true identity.
Artemis finds alliance in the form of elf Holly Short and a giant dwarf Mulch Diggums. Together, they take on a mission to save his father and save the world.
Although the film is based on Colfer's book, fans should be aware of the plot's inconsistencies from the books to screen.
The most notable difference is how Disney flipped Artemis Fowl from a villain to a hero in the film.
The 12-year-old who comes from a long line of criminal masterminds is now on a quest to save the world.
In the book, Artemis has spent an enormous time tracking the underground fairy world. He even went as far as manipulating an alcoholic sprite in Vietnam to acquire the Book of the People.
In the film, Artemis remained ignorant of the existence of the underground fairy world until his father's disappearance.
Other notable changes are on Holly Short and Mulch Diggums' characters. Artemis ruthlessly kidnapped Holly Short in the book who now becomes his ally in the film. Mulch Diggums also underwent huge changes and is turned into a giant dwarf.
Ferdia Shaw stars as the 12years-old Artemis Fowl Jr. while Colin Farrell plays his father Artemis Fowl Sr. Miranda Raison will play as Artemis' mother, Angeline Fowl.
Artemis' allies are played by Lara McDonnell as Holly Short and Josh Gad as Mulch Diggums. Nonso Anozie will play as Domovoi Butler, Artemis' trusted bodyguard.
Judi Dench will play as Commander Julius Root, Holly's commanding officer in the LEP.
Other cast members we can expect to see are Joshua McGuire as Briar Cudgeon, Tamara Smart as Juliet Butler, Chi-Lin Nim as Trouble Kelp, Jake Davies as Chix Verbil, Adrian Scarborough as the goblin chief, Diana Alexandra Pocol as a LEPrecon private, Rebecca Hodgkiss as a LEPrecon officer, Simone Kirby as Mrs. Byrne and Conor MacNeill as a goblin lieutenant.