'Artemis Fowl' moves to Disney+ with new trailer launch, movie set to release on June 12
The film was initially slated to release on May 29 as part of the long list of summer releases. Directed by Kenneth Branagh, 'Artemis Fowl' is an adaptation of Eoin Colfer’s fantasy novels
'Artemis Fowl' will premiere on Disney+ on June 12 after being pulled from its release in theatres.
The film was initially slated to release on May 29 as part of the long list of summer releases. Directed by Kenneth Branagh, 'Artemis Fowl' is an adaptation of Eoin Colfer’s fantasy novels that sees a young thief whose schemes kickstart a war against supernatural forces. The fantasy flick also stars Josh Gad, Judi Dench and Colin Farrell in key roles.
According to a report from TheWrap, Branagh said: "'Artemis Fowl’ is a true original. In challenging times, a twelve-year-old criminal mastermind is one heck of a traveling companion. Smart, funny, and cool as mustard, he’ll take you to new worlds, meet unforgettable characters, and mix magic with mayhem. His own family is everything to him, and (although he’d never admit it), he’d be as proud as I am that families around the world will now be able to enjoy his first amazing screen adventures together, on Disney +.”
The official premise reads: "The official synopsis of the film is as follows: "Disney's 'Artemis Fowl', based on the beloved book by Eoin Colfer, is a fantastical, spellbinding adventure that follows the journey of 12-year-old genius Artemis Fowl, a descendant of a long line of criminal masterminds, as he seeks to find his father who has mysteriously disappeared."
"With the help of his loyal protector Butler, Artemis sets out to find him, and in doing so uncovers an ancient, underground civilization - the amazingly advanced world of fairies. Deducing that his father's disappearance is somehow connected to the secretive, reclusive fairy world, cunning Artemis concocts a dangerous plan - so dangerous that he ultimately finds himself in a perilous war of wits with the all-powerful fairies."
You can watch the latest trailer here:
This move of the film hitting the streaming services comes after a list of top releases rescheduled the release dates of their films, some by a few months and some by a year, following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. 'Black Widow', 'Wonder Woman', 'Top Gun: Maverick' and 'No Time to Die' were some of the biggest blockbusters who've moved their release date to the later part of the year. The report also added that President Donald Trump had plans of reopening the US economy in three stages that also include the opening up of movie theatres and sports.
Phase one would restaurants and movie theatres opening up under strict social distancing orders. A source told the site that more theatres would open as Phase Two nears. Phase One restricts mass gatherings of more than 10, while the number shoots up to 50 in the second phase.