April 16, 2020
Disney’s Artemis Fowl will debut on the Disney+ streaming service June 12.
Directed by Kenneth Branagh and based on a series of young adult fantasy novels, Artemis Fowl follows the journey of 12-year-old criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl (Ferdia Shaw), who seeks to find his missing father in a supernatural world.
The cast also includes Lara McDonnell, Josh Gad, Tamara Smart, Nonso Anozie, Josh McGuire, Nikesh Patel, Adrian Scarborough, Colin Farrell and Judi Dench.
“Artemis Fowl is a true original. In challenging times, a 12-year-old criminal mastermind is one heck of a traveling companion,” Branagh said in a statement. “Smart, funny and cool as mustard, he’ll take you to new worlds, meet unforgettable characters, and mix magic with mayhem. His own family is everything to him, and (although he’d never admit it), he’d be as proud as I am that families around the world will now be able to enjoy his first amazing screen adventures together, on Disney +.”
Disney previously announced it was canceling the planned May 29 theatrical release of Artemis Fowl in light of the coronavirus pandemic and would instead debut the film on Disney+.