Disney’s ‘Artemis Fowl’ Adaptation Casts Its Lead!

Disney’s ‘Artemis Fowl’ Adaptation Casts Its Lead!

Disney’s adaptation of Eoin Colfer’s Artemis Fowl has found its lead in newcomer, Ferdia Shaw. Director Kenneth Branagh met with more than 1,200 potential actors for the role of Artemis Fowl, but Shaw scored the part.   Image Via The Lisa Richards Agency   Branagh has also nabbed his Murder on the Orient Express collaborators Josh Gad (as Mulch Diggums) and Dame Judi Dench (as Commander Root). Colfer’s book is being adapted into a screenplay by Irish playwright, Conor McPherson. Branagh has proven himself to be a masterclass actor and an indispensable voice as far as book adaptations go. He did play Gilderoy …

Rosario Dawson Lends Her Voice to ‘The Martian’ Author’s New Audiobook

Rosario Dawson Lends Her Voice to ‘The Martian’ Author’s New Audiobook

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Whenever I picture Rosario Dawson I imagine a cool, laid-back woman with a strong opinion and an edgy style. She’s the perfect choice to narrate Andy Weir’s ‘The Martian’ follow-up Artemis.   Image Via Nerdist   Weir’s success skyrocketed with his novel The Martian, which was then adapted into a film starring Matt Damon as Mark Watney. Watney starkly differs from the author’s new protagonist. Jazz Bashara is the witty, smart, and fierce heroine who seems to live on the road less traveled.   Image Via Amazon   Jazz, a smuggler, grows up on the moon and soon finds herself involved in some serious trouble that …

Unreleased Book From ‘The Martian’ Author Already Becoming a Movie

Unreleased Book From ‘The Martian’ Author Already Becoming a Movie

Artemis, Andy Weir’s follow-up to The Martian, is due out November 14th from Crown Publishing Group, but the film adaptation already has directors attached. Funny guys Chris Miller and Phil Lord (21 Jump Street, The LEGO Movie) are slated to direct the sci-fi spectacle.   Image Via Crown   Here’s the book’s description courtesy of the publisher:   An adrenaline-charged crime caper that features smart, detailed world-building based on real science. It centers on Jasmine Bashara, aka Jazz, just another too-smart, directionless twenty-something chafing at the constraints of her small town and dreaming of a better life. Except the small …

‘Artemis Fowl’ Adaptation Gets Official Release Date!

‘Artemis Fowl’ Adaptation Gets Official Release Date!

Artemis Fowl fans will be happy to hear that after a decade (a DECADE) of awaiting the adaptation of the popular YA series, it has an official release date: August 9, 2019.    via GIPHY   Described by Irish author Eoin Colfer as “Die Hard with fairies,” this sci-fi-fantasy series is about 12-year-old Artemis Fowl who masterfully kidnaps a fairy in the hopes of ransoming the ole pot of gold. Of course, as plans typically go, things go awry, giving readers an entertaining read filled with suspense and mischief.    Legendary director-actor Kenneth Branagh, known for his film adaptations of Shakespeare plays like Hamlet (1996), will direct …