Disney’s ARTEMIS FOWL – August 9, 2019

Disney’s ARTEMIS FOWL brings Eoin Colfer’s massively popular YA novel to the big screen under the direction of Academy Award nominated director Kenneth Branagh. I love the Radiohead soundtrack and vibe to the teaser trailer below. Disney’s ARTEMIS FOWL debuts in theaters on August 9, 2019.

ARTEMIS FOWL follows 12-year-old genius Artemis Fowl (played by newcomer Ferdia Shaw), a descendant of a long line of criminal masterminds, as he finds himself in a battle of strength and cunning against a powerful, hidden race of fairies who may be behind his father’s disappearance.


Ferdia Shaw is Artemis Fowl in Disney’s ARTEMIS FOWL © 2018 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Lara McDonnell (“Love, Rosie”) plays Captain Holly Short, a feisty, spirited elf, who is kidnapped by Artemis for a ransom of fairy gold. In the underground fairy world of Haven City, Academy Award-winner Dame Judi Dench (“Skyfall”) plays Commander Root, the leader of the reconnaissance division of the LEPrecon, the fairy police force, and Josh Gad (“Beauty and the Beast”) plays Mulch Diggums, a kleptomaniac dwarf, who attempts to help rescue Holly.

Above ground, Nonso Anozie (“Cinderella”) plays the Fowl family bodyguard, named Butler, and Tamara Smart (“The Worst Witch”) plays Butler’s niece Juliet. Miranda Raison (“Murder on the Orient Express”) plays Artemis’ mother Angeline. Other members of the cast include Josh McGuire (“About Time”), Hong Chau (“Downsizing”), Nikesh Patel (“London Has Fallen”), Michael Abubakar (“Trust Me”), Jake Davies (“A Brilliant Young Mind”), Rachel Denning (“Doctor Who”), Matt Jessup (“Dread”), Simone Kirby (“Alice Through the Looking Glass”), Sally Messham (“Allied”) and Adrian Scarborough (“Les Misérables”).


Judy Hofflund and Kenneth Branagh are producing with Angus More Gordon and Matthew Jenkins serving as executive producers. The screenplay is by Conor McPherson. Disney’s ARTEMIS FOWL releases in theaters everywhere on August 9, 2019.

Our family isn’t as familiar with this book series, but we just may be reading them over the holiday break. We’ll continue to update this post as more information becomes available.  For more family friendly movie news, be sure to follow Adventures by Daddy on instagramtwitter and “like” our facebook page too.

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