“Artemis Fowl” Gets Disney Treatment in First Teaser Trailer

Kenneth Branagh. Photo by Masatoshi Okauchi/REX/Shutterstock (9258012n)

If you grew up reading the Artemis Fowl novels, we’ve got some amazing news for you. Disney just unveiled first teaser trailer of the upcoming adaptation, and it’s everything we hoped it would be – and more!

Based on the book series by Eoin Colfer, Artemis Fowl follows the adventures of a seemingly ordinary 12-year old boy who just happens to be a criminal mastermind. He comes up with a diabolical plan to kidnap a magical fairy and ask for large ransom, hoping that’s all it takes to restore his family fortune.

Disney picked Kenneth Branagh to bring this amazing story to the big screen, and based on the trailer alone – they made the perfect choice. This isn’t Branagh’s first ride on the rodeo, since he already helmed the live-action remake of Cinderella. He also directed the first Thor movie, shortly before the merger between Disney and Marvel took place.

Casting was one of the hardest parts of the pre-production process, since 1,200 boys showed up for the audition in hope they’ll get to play titular character. Ferdia Shaw came out victorious, while Lara McDonnell won the role of the fairy Holly Short.

We can’t wait to see what these newcomer bring to the table when Artemis Fowl hits the theaters on August 9, 2019.