Artemis Fowl Trailer is an upcoming American science fantasy adventure film based on Eoin Colfer’s book series of the same name. Directed by Kenneth Branagh and written by Conor McPherson & Hamish McColl, the film stars Judi Dench, Hong Chau, Josh Gad, Nonso Anozie and newcomers Ferdia Shaw and Lara McDonnell. It will be released by Walt Disney Pictures on their streaming service Disney+ on June 12, 2020. The film was originally slated for release in theaters on August 9, 2019 and then on May 29, 2020 before the decision was made to move the film to premiere on the streaming platform in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The film is rated PG for fantasy action/peril and some rude humor.

Artemis Fowl Trailer Synopsis

Your family has taken something of great value from us. Return it to me or I will destroy everything you love.
―Opal Koboi

Disney’s Artemis Fowl Trailer, based on the beloved book by Eoin Colfer, is a fantastical, spellbinding adventure that follows the journey of 12-year-old genius Artemis Fowl, a descendant of a long line of criminal masterminds, as he seeks to find his father who has mysteriously disappeared. With the help of his loyal protector Butler, Artemis sets out to find him, and in doing so uncovers an ancient, underground civilization—the amazingly advanced world of fairies. Deducing that his father’s disappearance is somehow connected to the secretive, reclusive fairy world, cunning Artemis concocts a dangerous plan—so dangerous that he ultimately finds himself in a perilous war of wits with the all-powerful fairies.

Artemis Fowl Trailer Cast

  • Ferdia Shaw as Artemis Fowl Jr.
  • Colin Farrell as Artemis Fowl Sr.
  • Lara McDonnell as Holly Short
  • Nonso Anozie as Butler
  • Judi Dench as Commander Root
  • Hong Chau as Opal Koboi
  • Josh Gad as Mulch Diggums
  • Miranda Raison as Angeline Fowl
  • Tamara Smart as Juliet Butler
  • Nikesh Patel as Foaly
  • Chi-Lin Nim as Trouble Kelp
  • Jean-Paul Ly as Nguyen Xuan
  • Adam Basil as Troll
  • Hannah Flynn as LEP officer
  • Matt Townsend as LEP officer
  • Joshua McGuire as Briar Cudgeon
  • Bernardo Santos as Groomsman
  • Michael Abubakar as Burr
  • Jake Davies
  • Rachel Denning
  • Matt Jessup as Budd
  • Simone Kirby as Mrs. Byrne
  • Sally Messham as Sky Willow
  • Adrian Scarborough as Goblin chief
  • Laurence Kinlan as Birchwood Short
  • Conor MacNeill as Goblin lieutenant
  • Eoin Colfer (cameo)[6]

The initial casting call for the film for the Artemis Fowl II character asked for auditions for any Irish male, age 9-12 of any ethnicity. A second casting call cast the net wider, asking for any male age 9-13, under 5′ 3″ and capable of doing an Irish accent. Though ultimately the physical appearance of the Artemis character in the film is a close match to that described in the novels, several major changes have been made in regards to certain characters.

Before the start of the film’s production, author Eoin Colfer met with director Kenneth Branagh regarding casting. They agreed that Artemis Fowl must be cast an Irish boy, but beyond that, anything else was up for grabs. He feels that those cast for the film were the best for the job.

Artemis Fowl Trailer Crew

  • Kenneth Branagh – director and producer
  • Judy Hofflund – producer
  • Conor McPherson and Hamish McColl – screenwriters
  • Patrick Doyle – composer
  • Haris Zambarloukos – director of photography
  • Jim Clay – production designer
  • Carol Hemming – hair and makeup designer

Artemis Fowl Trailer Differences

Artemis Fowl Trailer is known to have certain differences from the novel in regards to the cast of characters. One of the most notable is that Commander Root is a female portrayed by Judi Dench, whereas in the original novel Holly Short was the first female member of the LEP. Additionally, the character of Domovoi Butler is described as Eurasian in the books, but is portrayed by an African American actor for the film. Holly Short is a child in the film, as opposed to an adult.

Despite these changes, director Kenneth Branagh has stated that the film’s story is that which the readers of the series know and love. The film’s full trailer confirms that Opal Koboi is a part of the film, despite not appearing in the book series until the second book, Artemis Fowl Trailer and the Arctic Incident. It also reveals in the film, Artemis’s father is part of a secret group dedicated to protecting the fairy world, with Holly Short and Mulch Diggums among his allies.

Artemis Fowl Trailer Release

After years of production delays, the film was announced for a release date of August 9, 2019, before later being delayed until May 29, 2020. In early April of 2020 it was announced that, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the film would be releasing directly on Disney’s streaming service, Disney+, and forgoing a traditional theater release. In an interview regarding the move to Disney+, Colfer stated that Netflix and Disney+ numbers are mysterious to him and that the measure of the film’s success will be if Disney asks to do a sequel. Rita Dorsch of the website Comic Book Resource (CBR) described the decision as a sign of Disney’s considering the film a likely “box-office loser.”

The film was originally a production of 20th Century Fox, prior to the studio’s acquisition by the Walt Disney Company. The turmoil of the acquisition resulted in the reshuffling of release dates for a number of films, however, unlike certain other films caught up in the acquisition, Artemis Fowl did not undergo any reshoots. The film was at also one point a production of Miramax in association with Harvey Weinstein. However, Disney cut ties with Weinstein in 2017 following bombshell revelations alleging decades of sexual harassment by the producer.

Weinstein originally picked up the rights to the franchise back in the early 2000s while running Miramax and the rights reverted to Disney when he and his brother left the company to form Weinstein Co. in 2005.

In advance of the film, Disney recorded a live show by Eoin Colfer, Fowl, Fairies & Family, to air on its streaming service Disney+, to celebrate the film and introduce the franchise to a global audience. On June 6, an episode of Disney Insider, a behind-the-scenes program produced exclusively for Disney+, featured Eoin Colfer taking the Disney Insider crew on a tour of Ireland in anticipation of the film. This program included brief footage at the end of Eoin Colfer and the audience at the Fowl, Fairies & Family program.

A fuller trailer for the film was released on March 2, 2020. The film’s tagline is “Remember the name.” The trailer features the song “Start It Up” by the group Campfire.

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