Based mostly on the primary e-book of Eoin Colfer’s best-selling collection of the identical title, and directed by Kenneth Branagh, Disney’s Artemis Fowl has begun principal pictures and can movie in England, Northern Eire and Ho Chi Minh Metropolis. The e-book was tailored for the display by award-winning playwright Conor McPherson.
Descended from an extended line of legal masterminds, 12-year-old genius Artemis Fowl finds himself in a battle of power and crafty in opposition to a strong, hidden race of fairies who could also be behind his father’s disappearance.
Newcomer Ferdia Shaw performs the title character, with Lara McDonnell (Love, Rosie) taking part in Captain Holly Brief, a feisty, spirited elf, who’s kidnapped by Artemis for a ransom of fairy gold.
Within the underground fairy world of Haven Metropolis, Academy Award-winner Dame Judi Dench (Skyfall) performs Commander Root, the chief of the reconnaissance division of the LEPrecon, the fairy police drive, and Josh Gad (Magnificence and the Beast) performs Mulch Diggums, a kleptomaniac dwarf, who makes an attempt to assist rescue Holly.
Above floor, Nonso Anozie (Cinderella) performs the Fowl household bodyguard, named Butler, and Tamara Good (The Worst Witch) performs Butler’s niece Juliet. Miranda Raison (Homicide on the Orient Categorical) performs Artemis’ mom Angeline. Different members of the forged embrace Josh McGuire (About Time), Hong Chau (Downsizing), Nikesh Patel (London Has Fallen), Michael Abubakar (Belief Me), Jake Davies (A Sensible Younger Thoughts), Rachel Denning (Physician Who), Matt Jessup (Dread), Simone Kirby (Alice By means of the Trying Glass), Sally Messham (Allied) and Adrian Scarborough (Les Misérables).
Branagh brings again a number of members of his artistic staff, together with Haris Zambarloukos, director of pictures; Jim Clay, manufacturing designer; Patrick Doyle, composer; and Carol Hemming, hair and make-up designer, all of whom labored on Branagh’s 2017 directorial undertaking, Homicide on the Orient Categorical. The costume designer is Sammy Sheldon Differ (Murderer’s Creed), and the movie will likely be edited by Martin Walsh (“Marvel Girl”). The movie is produced by Kenneth Branagh and Judy Hofflund, with Matthew Jenkins and Angus Extra Gordon serving as government producers.
Kenneth Branagh will observe up his time on the Disney journey Artemis Fowl with the official sequel to his Homicide on the Orient Categorical remake, Demise on the Nile. He’ll not solely direct this subsequent chapter in his Agatha Christie film universe, he’ll additionally return, alongside along with his iconic mustache, to play detective Hercule Poirot. No additional casting on that undertaking has been introduced.
Demise on the Nile was first revealed in 1937, three years after Agatha Christie’s Homicide on the Orient Categorical was revealed. The story finds Hercule Poirot on trip in Cairo, Egypt, the place he turns into entangled in a lethal love triangle. Whereas Poirot is the one character from Homicide on the Orient Categorical to cross over, the story options the identical sort of rich socialites that populate the forged of characters in Orient Categorical, so it would not be stunning if this ensemble forged is chocked full as a lot expertise because the Orient Categorical forged. This information comes direct from Disney Studios.