After a first trailer debuted way back in August 2018, Disney’s Artemis Fowl, based on the best-selling young adult series written by Irish author Eoin Colfer, went back to the drawing board for massive retooling and today offers your first look at it.
A huge change from those who know the novels, and one that’s sure to disappoint fans, is that Artemis Fowl (here played by Ferdia Shaw) has been turned from criminal mastermind and villain to a plucky hero just trying to save his dad (played by Golden Globe winner Colin Farrell) in this heavily Disney-fied version.
SYNOPSIS: 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 seeks to find his father who has mysteriously disappeared. With the help of his loyal protector Butler, Artemis sets out to find him, and in doing so uncovers an ancient, underground civilization—the amazingly advanced world of fairies. Deducing that his father’s disappearance is somehow connected to the secretive, reclusive fairy world, 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 Academy Award nominee Kenneth Branagh with Conor McPherson and Hamish McColl adapting the novels for the screenplay It stars Ferdia Shaw, Lara McDonnell, Josh Gad, Tamara Smart, Nonso Anozie, Josh McGuire, Nikesh Patel and Adrian Scarborough, with Colin Farrell and Academy Award winner Judi Dench.
Disney will release Artemis Fowl on May 29. Here is the official trailer.