Rumours and speculation surrounding the Artemis Fowl movie had been hanging around since 2003/2004, but due to a copyright dispute between two studios, the film was stuck in “Development Hell.”
However, in late July 2013, it was announced that Disney, in partnership with Harvey Weinstein, would be merging the first two books into a movie! Michael Goldenberg, who was behind the ‘Order of the Phoenix’ movie, will be writing the screenplay. Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal will be on the production team.
Whilst we don’t have any idea of who will be starring or directing, we know that Eoin Colfer told The Irish Independent that he would like Saoirse Ronan to play the role of Holly Short. Asa Butterfield is a huge favourite to play Artemis within the fan community.
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