Artemis Fowl is an upcoming 2020 fantasy film adaptation of the book series of the same name. The film is directed by Kenneth Branagh and will be released on June 12, 2020 on Disney+. Originally intended to be released in theatres, the film was moved to a release on Disney+ as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Your family has taken something of great value from us. Return it to me or I will destroy everything you love.
―Opal Koboi[src]

Disney's Artemis Fowl, based on the beloved book series 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 thieves, 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.[1]


  • Ferdia Shaw as Artemis Fowl II
  • Lara McDonnell as Holly Short
  • Josh Gad as Mulch Diggums
  • Tamara Smart as Juliet Butler
  • Nonso Anozie as Domovoi Butler
  • Colin Farrell as Artemis Fowl I
  • Judi Dench as Commander Root
  • Hong Chau as Opal Koboi
  • Miranda Raison as Angeline Fowl
  • Nikesh Patel as Foley
  • Joshua McGuire as Briar Cudgeon
  • Chi Lin Nim as Trouble Kelp
  • Jean-Paul Ly as Nguyen Xuan
  • TBA as Fairy Healer
  • Matt Jessup as Budd
  • Michael Abubakar as Burr
  • Simone Kirby as Mrs. Byrne
  • Sally Messham as Sky Willow
  • Bernando Santos as Groomsman
  • Adrian Scarborough as the Goblin Chief


In July 2013, Walt Disney Pictures announced that an Artemis Fowl film would be produced by Disney and The Weinstein Company, with the screenplay by Michael Goldenberg. Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal signed onto the project as executive producers.[1] On September 1, 2015, Variety reported that Kenneth Branagh had been hired to direct the film for Disney, with Irish playwright Conor McPherson as screenwriter and Judy Hofflund as an executive producer.[2] On September 12, 2017, Disney announced that the film adaptation will be released on August 9, 2019. The following month, Disney removed Harvey Weinstein as the producer of the film and terminated its production partnership with The Weinstein Company following a sexual misconduct scandal involving Weinstein.[3] Colfer supports the changes from the source material in the film.


On September 18, 2017, it was reported that Judi Dench was in talks for an unspecified role.[4] On December 20, 2017, it was announced that Irish newcomer and grandson of Robert Shaw, Ferdia Shaw, had been cast as Artemis Fowl II, alongside Dench as Commander Root, Josh Gad as Mulch Diggums, Lara McDonnell as Captain Holly Short, and Nonso Anozie as Butler.[5]


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  • This film is the first Disney+ Original that was filmed as a theatrical release.
  • As it was originally slated for a theatrical release, this film is expected to be the first Disney+ original film to use the 2019 MPA logo in the end credits.


  1. "Imagenet - Disney Artemis Fowl press". Disney/Imagenet. Retrieved on April 17, 2020.

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