Yet another project I mentioned would be a good thing to adapt has finally started happening under Alan Horn. For those of you that haven't heard, Walt Disney Pictures is partnering with Harvey Weinstein to make an adaptation of the fantasy novel series, "Artemis Fowl" as a potential new Mouse franchise. Yes, the dreaded F word: the holy grail to most studio suits all around Tinseltown.
For those that haven't heard of the character, Artemis is a multimillionaire, twelve year old boy with a criminal mind bent on restoring his family's former glory. To do that, he actually concocts a magical heist involving fairies. At least that's the basic plot of the first book. The film will be based on the first and second book. I don't know why they couldn't just make the film out if the first one. At least they have a talented writer to adapt it in Michael Goldenberg ("Harry Potter and the Orde of The Phoenix").
The popular eight book series created by Eoin Colfer is a very engrossing world that, if done right, could be a great addition to the fantasy creations of Disney. And I'm sure the Suits would love to have this be the first in a long line of films. Not to mention attractions, games, shirts, shoes, toys, comics, etc.
And maybe even more books...
They better keep it irish
I have high hopes for the Horn era at Disney.
Lets see this follow the same trend as John Carter and The Lone Ranger
Never heard of this, but, depending on how they handle it, it may be easily perceived as a Harry Potter knock off, the way John Carter was perceived to be a knock off of Star Wars, even though the John Carter books came first. IMO Disney shouldn't touch anything that looks like a Potter knockoff. Come on, it's a dark haired young man with a suit and round rimmed glasses.
It's been long enough from the last Harry Potter film that something like this might end a good fit for the tween age. As long as they don't make it look too much Like Potter's world, I think it won't feel too much like a rip-off. I'd be willing to give it the benefit of the doubt.
i enjoyed the books as a kid and I can understand why they are combining the two into one movie
I'm sorry. Harry Potter left the barn. It is too late to capture the genie in the bottle for the second time. I'm sure there are plenty of material to revisit that will not resemble Harry Potter in any way. I wonder how Disney getting involved with Harvey Weinstein will be a good thing. It didn't work so well before.
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