The highly successful YA series has finally re-awakened from “development hell” and in the hands of a Shakespearean actor and director. Variety reports that the award-winning Irish actor and director will helm the adaptation with Irish playwright Conor McPherson in talks to pen the script.
The project is still in early talks but all signs lead for a huge possibility of seeing Artemis Fowl and his friends on screen. The YA series’ synopsis is as follows:
Twelve-year-old Artemis Fowl is a millionaire, a genius-and, above all, a criminal mastermind. But even Artemis doesn’t know what he’s taken on when he kidnaps a fairy, Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon Unit. These aren’t the fairies of bedtime stories; these fairies are armed and dangerous.
Artemis thinks he has them right where he wants them but then they stop playing by the rules.
Branagh is known for his directorial success of Disney’s Cinderalla and will be on board to direct a remake of “Murder at the Orient Express” for Fox.