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...