Disney Is Co-Producing “Artemis Fowl” Movie Based On The Novels
Disney is co-producing a movie based on the best-selling books by Eoin Colfer. The screenplay for the live-action film will be written by Michael Goldenberg while Robert DeNiro and Jane Rosenthal will executive produce the film. Harvey Weinstein is set to produce the project.
Here’s a note from Sean Bailey, President of Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Production:
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.
And here’s an note from Harvey Weinstein:
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. I am thrilled to be reunited with Alan Horn who I worked with while he was at Warner Bros. and we had tremendous success with The Aviator, Starsky and Hutch and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. It is also exciting to partner with friends Alan Bergman, Sean Bailey and of course Bob Iger who has been incredibly generous to me over the years. 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 books are about a 12-year-old named Artemis who is a criminal mastermind. However, when he kidnaps a fairy he realizes that he’s in grave danger! We can’t wait to see these books turned into movies!