Disney's Artemis Fowl delayed to May 2020
Disney's new big-budget adaption of Artemis Fowl has been heavily delayed.
The film is taken from the bestselling series of books, of which there are eight. The books have been written by Irish writer Eoin Colfer and have been in development for the big screen since 2001. They have sold over 25 million copies and been translated into 44 languages.
The movie, which will be based from the series' first novel, follows 12-year-old criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl as engineers a plot to kidnap a fairy for ransom money in order to fund an effort to rescue his missing father from the Arctic.
For the cast, newcomer Ferdia Shaw is playing the title character, with Judi Dench, Breathe's Miranda Raison and Frozen star Josh Gad also in the key cast.
It was due to hit cinemas on August 9th this summer, but has now been pushed back until May 29th in 2020.
Kenneth Branagh directs the film, working from an adaptation from playwright Conor McPherson, who has most recently taken charge of Bob Dylan musical Girl From The North Country.