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Sunday 22 October 2017

Artemis Fowl to get film adaptation

Harvey Weinstein is working with Disney to bring Artemis Fowl to the big screen
Harvey Weinstein is working with Disney to bring Artemis Fowl to the big screen

Harvey Weinstein is teaming up with Disney to make a film adaptation of Artemis Fowl.

The movie will be based on the first two instalments of the series by Eoin Colfer and has an all-star crew which includes Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal as executive producers, and Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix screenplay writer Michael Goldenberg.

Co-chairman of The Weinstein Company Harvey Weinstein said: "If you would have told me five years ago I would be producing a project with Disney I would have thought you were crazy. I feel as though everything is coming full circle considering Bob DeNiro and Jane Rosenthal brought me this book while I was still at Miramax and within hours I told them I wanted the rights to the film...

"This is a special project for me because my children absolutely love this book. This story is for everyone and there is no one better than Disney to make a film that will excite people young and old."

The story is about 12-year-old millionaire, genius and criminal mastermind Artemis who bites off more than he can chew when he kidnaps a dangerous fairy in the hope of harnessing her magic to save his family.

Walt Disney Studios motion picture production president Sean Bailey said: "With its balance of mystery, adventure and family appeal, Artemis Fowl is a natural fit for Disney. We're looking forward to collaborating with Harvey on this exciting project."

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