Artemis Fowl is getting dumped on Disney+ on June 12th. For everyone who invested their time and energy on the movie, I'm sure this is a big disappointment. I feel bad for director Kenneth Branagh and the cast and crew. Maybe it's for the best, and that's no attack on Branagh or the talents of anyone else involved talents.
I can't imagine the movie would have fared well in theaters, especially under present circumstances. YA fantasy novels haven't really had that much luck catching on these days when it comes to movie adaptations. With a $125 million budget, I can't imagine all the money Disney would've spent promoting it in theaters would pay off.
The teaser trailer for Artemis Fowl makes it look like an interesting collision of Harry Potter and the sci-fi genre. YA fantasy novels haven't really had that much luck catching on these days when it comes to movie adaptations. I'm definitely down for giving it a watch on Disney+, but I wouldn't have went to see it in theaters outside of a possible press screening.
Remember the name. Artemis Fowl is a 12-year-old genius and descendant of a long line of criminal masterminds. He soon finds himself in an epic battle against a race of powerful underground fairies who may be behind his father's disappearance.
Kenneth Branagh directed Artemis Fowl. It stars Ferdia Shaw, Judi Dench, Colin Farrell, Lara McDonnell, and Josh Gad. The movie is rated PG for fantasy action/peril and some rude humor.
Artemis Fowl is streaming exclusively June 12 on Disney+.