Disney’s “Artemis Fowl,” based on the beloved book by Eoin Colfer, is a breathtaking, fantastical adventure about 12-year-old devil-may-care genius Artemis Fowl II, played by Ferdia Shaw, a descendant of a long line of criminal masterminds. Artemis’ unimaginable brainpower is rivaled only by his willingness to flout the rules.
When Artemis Fowl, Sr. played by Colin Farrell, a trader of rare antiques and collectibles, disappears in a mysterious helicopter accident in the South China Seas, rumors abound that he had been stealing priceless artifacts. Even though his father was away a lot on business, Artemis Jr. just can’t believe he would be capable of such a thing. After all, this is the man with whom he has spent hours, listening to his amazing stories about the ancient civilization that exists beneath the surface of the Earth—an amazingly advanced world of fairies, goblins, trolls, dwarves and other magical beings.
Unl now, Artemis never really considered these to be more than folk tales. But that all changes when he’s contacted by a mysterious hooded figure, who tells him she has kidnapped his father and he will die unless, within three days’ me, Artemis brings her the Aculos: the ulmate fairy device, which will give her powers beyond that of any other creature, magical or human. In order to locate and steal the highly-coveted Aculos, Artemis Jr. must infiltrate the secretive, reclusive Lower Elements, where these otherworldly creatures live. To accomplish this, he concocts an ingenious and highly dangerous plan—to kidnap and hold for ransom Holly Short, played by Lara McDonnell, a fierce member of the fairy special forces, LEPrecon.
It seems that Holly’s father, LEP official Beachwood Short, has disappeared and is presumed dead after being accused of stealing the Aculos from the fairies and pronounced a traitor. Since Beachwood was last seen in the vicinity of Fowl Manor, Artemis deduces that Holly will defy all fairy laws and travel there in order to find out the truth, which she does.
Holding her prisoner in Fowl Manor, Artemis finds himself in a perilous war of wits with the all-powerful fairies, who pull out all the stops to retrieve her. Leading the charge is Commander Root played by Judi Dench, the shrewd, cagey chief of the fairy reconnaissance forces. To penetrate the Manor and rescue Holly, Root enlists the help of crazy oversized dwarf Mulch Diggums played by Josh Gad, a criminal with a penchant for breaking and entering.
Desperate to rescue his father and restore his family’s standing, Artemis must employ every tool in his brilliant mind in order to outsmart the most powerful civilization in existence. The movie is set to release in on Disney + June 12th, 2020. Check out the trailer here: