New Artemis Fowl Trailer Mixes Sci-Fi, Monsters, And Magic

The adaptation of the popular young adult series was delayed from last year but now arrives in May.


The adaptation of Eoin Colfer's popular young adult fantasy series Artemis Fowl was shot back in 2018 and originally set to be released last summer. However, it was delayed and will finally be released in May this year. Artemis Fowl is a big budget mix of Harry Potter-esque fantasy with Men in Black-style sci-fi comedy, and the lavish new trailer has now been released.

The trailer sets up the basic plot. Artemis is a 12-year-old genius, whose father (also named Artemis) is kidnapped by mysterious shadowy villains. Artemis discovers that his dad has led a "complicated" secret life and is introduced to a world filled with dwarves, fairies, and monsters, as well as some seriously advanced technology. Check the trailer out below:

Ferdia Shaw stars as Artemis, and while this is his acting credit movie, he is the grandson of legendary Jaws star Robert Shaw. The cast also includes Colin Farrell as Artemis senior, plus Josh Gad, Tamara Smart, Judi Dench, and Nonso Anozie. It's directed by Kenneth Branagh (Thor, Murder on the Orient Express) and hits theaters on May 29.

In an interview with Collider, Branagh spoke about what drew him to the Artemis Fowl adaptation. "It felt very original," he said. "I loved its Irishness. Frankly, I love that part of that country. The collision sometimes with the proximity of worlds, very few worlds. I like that creatively. It always feels like it's a good, risky place to be.

"I've had some experience with it making the film Thor, where a very contemporary feeling, still heightened world of science is right next door to a world of magic," he continued. "So, it was very fascinating to me. It means you can be very poetic. It means you can have a size that does invite an audience to go to the movies to go to a big screen with a lot of other people, because somehow the subject matter expands away from the norms."

For more, check out GameSpot's guide to the biggest upcoming movies of 2020.

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