Weeks after the Walt Disney Company made the announcement that Artemis fowl would be pulled from the theatrical release schedule and moved to Disney+, fans have been curious when the project would debut, and now we know.
Disney+ made the announcement today, that the film will drop on June 12. The studio also released an announcement teaser and poster, both you can check out below:
Director Kenneth Branagh (Cinderella) released a statement sharing his excitement for viewers to finally see the film, which was originally set to be released last October before moving to May then finally to Disney’s streamer.
“Artemis Fowl is a true original. In challenging times, a twelve year old criminal mastermind is one heck of a travelling companion. 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’s Artemis Fowl, based on the beloved book by Eoin Colfer, is a fantastical, spellbinding adventure that follows the journey of 12-year-old genius Artemis Fowl, a descendant of a long line of criminal masterminds, as he seeks to find his father who has mysteriously disappeared. With the help of his loyal protector Butler, Artemis sets out to find him, and in doing so uncovers an ancient, underground civilization—the amazingly advanced world of fairies. Deducing that his father’s disappearance is somehow connected to the secretive, reclusive fairy world, cunning Artemis concocts a dangerous plan—so dangerous that he ultimately finds himself in a perilous war of wits with the all-powerful fairies
The film stars newcomer Ferdia Shaw, Lara McDonnell (Walk Invisible), Josh Gad (Frozen), Tamara Smart (The Worst Witch), Nonso Anozie (Cinderella), Josh McGuire (About Time), Nikesh Patel (London Has Fallen), and Adrian Scarborough (1917), with Colin Farrell (Saving Mr. Banks) and Judi Dench (Skyfall).