Full cast for Disney's adaptation of Artemis Fowl confirmed as production gets underway
The full cast for Disney's new fantasy adaptation Artemis Fowl has been confirmed as production on the movie gets underway.
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.
Kenneth Branagh, before he takes charge of Agatha Christie's Death On The Nile, will direct. He works from an adaptation from playwright Conor McPherson, who has most recently taken charge of Bob Dylan musical Girl From The North Country.
Artemis Fowl is due for release into UK cinemas on August 9th next summer.