Judi Dench is in early talks to join the Kenneth Branagh-directed “Artemis Fowl” film adaptation at Disney Pictures and The Weinstein Company.
Eoin Colfer’s children’s books follow a twelve-year-old criminal mastermind whose plot to extort gold from the secret Fairy People puts him directly in the crosshairs of some of the most dangerous creatures on earth.
Over the book series he becomes an antihero rather than a full-fledged villain, often working together with the fairies to stop various treacherous types.
Irish playwright Conor McPherson is adapting the script while Harvey Weinstein and Branagh are attached to produce. The film opens August 9th 2019.
Dench and Branagh most recently collaborated on the latter’s “Murder on the Orient Express” with that film getting a new trailer this week.