While the whole word waits with bated breath for an Avengers 4 trailer, Disney dropped an entirely different story on the world and it couldn’t be more exciting.
Released in the early hours, the trailer for “Artemis Fowl” has finally arrived. Starring Judi Dench, Josh Gad, Hong Chau, and newcomer Ferdia Shaw as the titular Artemis Fowl, the trailer features a voice-over by who we assume to be Commander Root(Judi Dench), leader of the fairy forces tasked with defeating child criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl(Ferdia Shaw).
With YA adaptations a dime-a-dozen and the genius child trope used nearly as often, Disney is pinning their hopes for a new franchise on this Kenneth Branaugh-helped project. This film is not on a ton of must-see lists for 2019(yet!), but expect to see it added as more teases are released in the lead-up to summer movie season 2019. Considering it is one of the few, if only, films Disney is releasing that isn’t a sequel or live-action remake, not just fans will be eyeing the box office numbers come release day.
This is a project I have followed for some time as an early fan of Eoin Colfer’s series. In development hell since 2001, my, and fellow fans, expectations will be high for a property described as “‘Die Hard’ with fairies.
“Artemis Fowl” hits theaters on August 9, 2019.