Artemis Fowl Movie

Remember the name. It’s Fowl.

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A 12-year-old becomes immersed in a world of fairies, leprechauns, and vicious gnomes.

Who's Involved:

Josh Gad, Michael Abubakar, Adrian Scarborough, Nonso Anozie, Nikesh Patel, Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, Conor McPherson, Lara McDonnell, Simone Kirby, Miranda Raison, Jake Davies, Ferdia Shaw, Josh McGuire, Tamara Smart, Rachel Denning, Matt Jessup, Sally Messham, Hong Chau

Release Date:

Friday, June 12, 2020 (Disney+)

Rating: PG

Runtime: N/A

Plot: What's the story about?

Artemis Fowl is about a 12-year-old Artemis who is a millionaire, a genius - and above all, a criminal mastermind. But Artemis doesn’t know what he's taken on when he kidnaps a fairy (Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon Unit) to harness her magic to save his family. These aren't the fairies of the bedtime stories - they're dangerous.

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Cast: Who stars in it?

Crew: Who's making Artemis Fowl

A look at the Artemis Fowl behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Kenneth Branagh last directed All Is True and Murder on the Orient Express. The film's writer Conor McPherson last wrote The Eclipse.


Conor McPherson


Kenneth Branagh

Production Companies

The Weinstein Company (Former)  United States

Tribeca Films

Production: What we know about Artemis Fowl

Key Facts

  1. Ferdia Shaw, who will play Artemis, was chosen out of 1200 candidates for this part, and will make his onscreen debut in the role (Disney, 12/20/17).
  2. The live-action feature will be based on the first and second installments in Disney Publishing Worldwide's best-selling children's fiction series by author Eoin Colfer.

Filming Timeline

On or about March 3, 2020, the film was in Completed status.

On or about November 27, 2018, the film was in Post-Production status.

On or about March 14, 2018, the film was in Production status.

Began principal photography March 2018 and will film in England, Northern Ireland, and Ho Chi Minh City.

On or about December 20, 2017, the film was in Pre-Production status.

On or about September 12, 2015, the film was in Development status.

After spending years in development, Kenneth Branagh has signed on to develop the property and is attached to direct an adaptation of the popular YA novel for Disney, with Irish playwright Conor McPherson in talks to pen the script.

On or about July 29, 2013, the film was in Development status.

Disney is in development on the film adaptation of Artemis Fowl with producer Harvey Weinstein.

On or about August 23, 2010, the film was in Development status.

Artemis Fowl Release Date: When was it released?

Artemis Fowl was released in 2020 on Friday, June 12, 2020 (Disney+ release). There were 8 other movies released on the same date, including The King of Staten Island, Knives Out and The Short History Of The Long Road.

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