They've also set a (what I imagine is tentative at this point) release date of the 9th August 2019.
As someone who has been a die-hard fan of the series since the first book was released over 15 years ago... I feel 11 years old again with this announcement.
It'll be interesting to see who they cast as Butler.
First Captain Underpants, now Artemis Fowl.
I just need a proper Redwall (not TV show) and Vampire's Assistant movie and we're good.
>At first glance, Artemis could be mistaken for a rather ordinary child with little athletic ability, but his eyes reveal a flickering of intelligence. Inquisitive and possessing both academic and emotional intelligence, he is highly perceptive and good at reading people. **Most importantly, Artemis is warm-hearted and has a great sense of humour, he has fun in whatever situation he is in and loves life.**
Bolded part doesn't really happen till much later in the series. In the first novel he's anything but (though he shows a sliver of humanity towards the end).
They already had casting for Artemis in Cork months ago. My son attended and was told there was casting in Galway a week or two later. Its odd that they are holding a second round of open casting for the same role, not other characters in the film. Maybe they didn't see what they wanted.
i have a feeling its about 12 years to late.
Took them long enough.
Disney has had the rights for years.
Do kids still read these books? I'm not in touch with middle schoolers' reading habits but I'm surprised these books would still be popular enough to warrant a movie, as much as I enjoyed them when I was a kid.