Kenneth Branagh to Direct the Artemis Fowl Movie

By Maryann Yin Comment

Artemis Fowl Cover (GalleyCat)Kenneth Branagh may take the helm of the Artemis Fowl film adaptation. In the past, Branagh has directed several book-based projects including Hamlet, Thor, and Cinderella.

Screen Crush reports that the story for this project will come from Eoin Colfer’s middle grade book series.¬†Disney may hire playwright Conor McPherson to write the script.

According to¬†Variety, “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.”