'Artemis Fowl' is coming to the big screen(Read article summary)
A film adaptation of 'Artemis Fowl' will be released by Disney and producer Harvey Weinstein, who called it a 'special project' for him.
Young genius Artemis Fowl may be coming soon to a theater near you.
âThis is a special project for me because my children absolutely love this book,â Weinstein said in a statement. âThis story is for everyone and there is no one better than Disney to make a film that will excite people young and old.â
Meanwhile, Disney president Sean Bailey said in a statement that the booksâ âbalance of mystery, adventure and family appealâ make the project âa natural fit for Disney."
Actor Robert De Niro and producer Jane Rosenthal of "Being Flynn," which starred De Niro, will be producing the film. Writer Michael Goldenberg, who penned the screenplay for the 2007 film âHarry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,â is aboard to adapt the script.
The first âFowlâ book was released in 2001 and the series consists of eight books altogether, with what was believed to be the last in the series, âThe Last Guardian,â having been released in July 2012. The series follows Artemis, a teenager who plots crimes, and his encounters with the denizens of the fairy universe.