Hyderabad: This June, step into a magical new world as Disney+ Hotstar Premium brings you the biggest theatrical premiere of the year with Disney’s Artemis Fowl. Based on the beloved book by Eoin Colfer, Artemis Fowl is a series of eight fantasy novels, featuring the criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl II. The story unfolds the breathtaking, spellbinding adventures of this unusually intelligent 12-year-old prodigy, who happens to be a descendant of a long line of criminal masterminds, as he desperately tries to save his father who has been kidnapped. Unveiling the adventures of Artemis, this fantastical young adult fiction takes us on an exhilarating ride into the magical world of Artemis Fowl, one that is filled with an amazingly advanced world of fairies, goblins, trolls, dwarves and other magical beings. Artemis Fowl, the phenomenal young adult franchise, has entertained its dedicated readers since the debut of the first book in the year 2001 and has become a global phenomenon with a cult following of its own. It is also one of the most awaited book-to-film adaptations of all time. As people continue to practice social distancing, Artemis Fowl marks the first international movie to make its world premiere directly on digital with Disney+ Hotstar Premium. Releasing on 12th June 2020, this action-adventure is a wholesome family entertainer perfect for a weekend watch.
Descended from a long line of criminal masterminds, 12-year-old genius Artemis Fowl II, played by Ferdia Shaw, finds himself in a battle of strength and cunning against a powerful, hidden race of fairies who may be behind his father’s disappearance. Artemis Fowl, a peculiar young criminal prodigy, although still a child of age 12, reflects the maturity and knowledge of an adult. The character of Artemis depicts sheer brilliance, not just for a child, but for any age group or species, on, under, above, and beyond earth. Artemis is the mastermind behind all the adventures that the movie unravels, owing to his incredible imagination, unparalleled knowledge level, and wondrous vocabulary. He is a genius child whose pass-times revolve solely around increasing his intelligence and plotting new schemes. The movie marvelously describes the journey of this prodigy into a criminal fairy world.
Directed by five-time Academy Award nominee Kenneth Branagh, Artemis Fowl features a stellar star cast, including Academy Award winner Dame Judi Dench, Josh Gad, Colin Farrell. The movie also marks the debut for young talented artists, Ferdia Shaw and Lara Mcdonnell in the lead roles; and features Tamara Smart, Nonzo Anozie in key character portrayals.
Kenneth Branagh says, “The goal is to give the audience the best, the almost visceral time they can have. Though audiences familiar with the book will see much that they love and recognize, there are still a few twists and turns to keep them on their toes in the story, some of which they might not expect.”
Dame Judi Dench, who portrays the character of Commander Root said, “Commander Root is quite military and androgynous. If you’re head of the leprechauns, just masculine or just feminine wouldn’t do it. She is a leader and doesn’t care whether she’s liked or not.” The actress was not intimidated by the prospect of playing an 800-year-old man, in fact, she relished the opportunity. “I thought, why not, I’ll have a go with it,” Dench laughs. “It’s not every day you’re asked to play an 800-year-old man!”
When Artemis Fowl, Sr. (Colin Farrell), a trader of rare antiques and collectibles, disappears in a mysterious helicopter accident in the South China Seas, rumors abound that he had been stealing priceless artifacts. Even though his father was away a lot on business, Artemis Jr. just can’t believe he would be capable of such a thing. After all, this is the man with whom he has spent hours, listening to his amazing stories about the ancient civilization that exists beneath the surface of the Earth—an amazingly advanced world of fairies, goblins, trolls, dwarves and other magical beings.
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