A 12-year-old criminal mastermind becomes involved in the fairytale world in the first trailer for Disney's film adaptation of the sci-fi / fantasy novel Artemis Fowl. And we do not speak Tinkerbell. This is badass fairy with neutrino handgun, able to stop time. Everything makes for some spectacular eye candy and having Kenneth Branagh (Thor) at the helm contribute to the success of the film.
There are eight books in Artemis Fowl series of Irish author Eoin Colfer, describing the extensive utilities of the titular character. The Debut novel generally received positive reviews and a few comparisons with J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series, although Colfer's books have never achieved the same stratospheric commercial success. Disney insists that it's an equally strong appetite for Artemis Fowl series on the big screen.
Colfer describes his novels as "Die hard with fairies. "
The comparison clearly understands Colfer, who describes his novels as being more like "Die hard with fairies. "This is a fairly accurate description. Artemis is anti-Harry Potter. He is a thief and a kidnapper, among other things in vain, and he is largely unmanned by anger. It is part of his charm.
In the first book, 12-year-old Artemis lives for the most part unattended in the Fowl home. His father (Artemis Fowl I) is missing and his mother has become angry with sorrow. He trusts his loyal protector, Butler, for community. They stumble across a portal to the underworld of the fairy tale, and Artemis decides to kidnap an adventure and keep her in cash for financing the search for her father. The fairy tales are rewarding, and Artemis must brush their wits against their magical powers. It's fiction, so he succeeds naturally, plus his mother is healed by his madness.
Artemis continues to save his father from the Russian Mafia in the second book and ends up in an alliance with the adventures he fought originally to help them defeat a goblin army. There has been some confusion about Branagh's film adaptation will include the events of the first two books or just the first, but during July, Colfer said in an interview that only the first book's events are included.
Branagh described the film of Nerdist as an original story, and compared Artemis's character bow to Michael Corleones in Francis Ford Coppola's 1972 masterpiece, The Godfather. "Do not take it so literally," Branagh said. It is the form of the story that resembles Artemis, like Michael, basically only half aware of the scope of his father's work line because he has kept himself away from the daily details. "I warn you, boy," a voice talks uminously in the trailer. "You are not prepared for the truth behind what you are seeking." And like Michael, in the end, Artemis must decide if he or she is to embrace that world.
In this case, it is a magic world that includes a lower Elements Police (LEP) force, trolls, dwarves and goblins, all placed under the "real" human world. Branagh is a fantastic choice to control the movie version of Artemis Fowl, given how well he navigated the difficult midfield between magic and science in the first Thor movie for marvel Bonus: Lady Judi Dench plays a gender shift LEP Commander Root (character is man in the novels) with his usual stern.
Artemis Fowl hit theaters on August 9, 2019.