Disney’s film adaptation of Artemis Fowl will be streaming exclusively on Disney+ from June 12. Based on the best-selling YA novel by Eoin Colfer, Artemis Fowl is directed by Kenneth Brannagh 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.
Lead character Artemis is a 12-year old genius descended from a long line of master criminals. When his father is kidnapped, Artemis finds himself going up against a race of fairies who may or may not be behind it.
Artemis Fowl will transport viewers to a secret, underground civilisation where the Aculos, a powerful magical device is held. To save his father, Artemis must steal the Aculos and use it as ransom.
Director Brannagh 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 +.
Originally scheduled to be released to be released in cinemas on August 9, 2019 but was delayed until May 29, 2020. However, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the theatrical release was cancelled and the film will now debut on Disney+ on June 12, 2020.
Artemis Fowl will be streaming on Disney+ on June 12, 2020.