The bestselling series “Artemis Fowl” will become a film, according to The Wrap. The eight novels, translated in over 40 languages, and sold in millions of copies all over the world will be adapted to the big screen, by Disney and Weinstein.
“Artemis Fowl”, the popular series of eight novels depicting the adventures of a criminal mastermind 12 year-old, will come to the big screen. The project will be developed by and odd duo, Disney and Weinstein (who would have thought!?) and the executive producers are Bob De Niro and Jane Rosenthal. The adaptation of the first two books will be made by Michael Goldenberg, who also wrote “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix”.
“Artemis Fowl”, written by Eoin Colfer, has been compared to the “Harry Potter” series since it hit the shelves, in 2001.
Disney is very excited about the production, hoping it will turn into a successful franchise, just like “Happy Potter”. “We’re looking forward to collaborating with Harvey on this exciting project”, said Sean Bailey, Disney’s president of production, adding: “With its balance of mystery, adventure and family appeal, Artemis Fowl is a natural fit for Disney.”
At his turn, Weinstein says he’s been wanting to turn these books into movies since he has been presented with them by DeNiro and Rosenthal. “This is a special project for me because my children absolutely love this book”, he says. As for the collaboration with Disney, Weinstein explains: “If you would have told me five years ago I would be producing a project with Disney I would have thought you were crazy”. But admits that “there is no one better than Disney to make a film that will excite people young and old.”