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Kenneth Brannagh signs on to direct Artemis Fowl movie

September 4th, 2015 by Jonathan Snelling Comments

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The Atremis Fowl book series was launched in 2001 and after 11 years and eight books it clearly had a very good life.

Wel,l three years after the last book hit our shelves news has cropped up that a film series may actually be on its way after all.

It seems that Kenneth Branagh has signed on to direct an adaptation of the novel with playwright Conor McPherson to hopefully write the script.

For those unfamiliar with Artumus Fowl here’s a brief description:  “Written by Eoin Colfer, the series follows the brilliant and cunning 12-year-old eponymous criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl II, whose plot to extort gold from the secret Fairy People puts him directly in the cross-hairs of some of the most dangerous creatures on earth. Over the series, Fowl becomes a sort of antihero rather than a full-fledged villain, often having to work together with the fairies to stop a slew of treacherous megalomaniacs. “

As it’s in preproduction and very early stages not much is known on casting ideas but that’s sure to come out soon.

Branagh is also currently on board to direct Fox’s remake of ‘Murder on the Orient Express’.

Source: Variety

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My name is Jonathan Snelling. I’ve been a movie fan for a long time now and last year completed a degree in Film and Television Studies at Aberystwyth University. It’s hard to choose a favourite film but I’ve always been a major fan of Christopher Nolan’s Batman saga. I’m really interested to see how Ben Affleck does in Dawn of Justice as it's set to be an incredible film. I’m usually willing to see any genre but naturally some more so than others.

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