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Disney, Weinstein Adapting "Artemis Fowl"

By Garth Franklin Tuesday July 30th 2013 07:58AM

Harvey Weinstein's TWC is doing something many thought they would never do - teaming with Walt Disney Studios.

The two companies are coming together to produce a live-action film adaptation of Eoin Colfer's children's book "Artemis Fowl".

The story follows a twelve-year-old millionaire criminal mastermind who gets in above his head when he kidnaps a fairy.

The story will be based on the first and second instalments in the book series, while Michael Goldenberg will adapt the screenplay. Robert DeNiro and Jane Rosenthal will serve as executive producers.

Weinstein's decision to reunite with Disney has a lot to do with the working relationship he developed with Disney's new chairman Alan Horn when he was at Warner Brothers.

Source: Screen Daily

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