Disney has released a teaser trailer for Artemis Fowl. Based on the hit YA novel by Eoin Colfer, the adaptation from Kenneth Branagh follows 12-year-old genius Artemis Fowl (Ferdia Shaw) who, with the help of his loyal protector Butler (Nonso Anozie), must travel into the underground, futuristic world of fairies in order to solve the disappearance of his father.
You won’t really get much plot from this trailer, but it’s sure to be a thrill to fans of the book. The Artemis Fowl series has been huge, and Disney is definitely hoping this first installment is a major hit since there are eight books in the series. At the very least, the sci-fi/fantasy blend is eye-catching, and I’m curious to see how it all comes together. Look for my interview with Kenneth Branagh from the set of the movie later today where he talks about how Artemis is similar to Michael Corleone, reteaming with actors like Anozie, and much more.
Check out the Artemis Fowl teaser trailer below. The film opens August 9, 2019 and also stars Lara McDonnell, Tamara Smart, Josh Gad, and Judi Dench.
Here’s the official synopsis for Artemis Fowl:
Disney’s “Artemis Fowl,” 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.