Eion Colfer's Artemis Fowl, a terrific and extremely popular YA series, is coming to the big screen.
Walt Disney Studios announced yesterday that it's in development on
the film adaptation of Eoin Colfer's “Artemis Fowl” series with Harvey Weinstein (“Django Unchained”) producing. Variety reports Weinstein initially bought the film rights back in 2000.
“I feel as though everything is coming full circle considering Bob De
Niro 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,”
said Weinstein. “… 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
Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal will executive produce the project, and Michael Goldenberg (“Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix”) will be writing the screenplay.
According to the Walt Disney Studio press release, the movie will be based on the first two books in the series: Artemis Fowl and Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident.
Twelve-year-old Artemis Fowl is a millionaire, a genius – and a criminal mastermind.
The Artemis Fowl books have sold more than 21 million copies in 44 language worldwide.
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