Movie News

Disney, Weinstein bringing Artemis Fowl to the screen

Disney, Weinstein bringing Artemis Fowl to the screen
Brooke Campbell

The Weinstein Company and Disney haven’t been housed under the one roof for a few years now, but it hasn’t stopped Harvey Weinstein and the Disney factory from getting back into bed on a new project together – and what a project it is!

Disney publishing’s “Artemis Fowl” is headed to the big screen, with Harvey producing for Disney and Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal executive producing.

The live-action movie will be based on the first and second books in the “Fowl” series.

“If you would have told me five years ago I would be producing a project with Disney I would have thought you were crazy,” said Weinstein. “I feel as though everything is coming full circle considering Bob De Niro and Jane Rosenthal brought me this book while I was still at Miramax and within hours I told them I wanted the rights to the film. I am thrilled to be reunited with Alan Horn who I worked with while he was at Warner Bros. and we had tremendous success with The Aviator, Starsky And Hutch and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. It is also exciting to partner with friends Alan Bergman, Sean Bailey and of course Bob Iger who has been incredibly generous to me over the years. This is a special project for me because my children absolutely love this book. This story is for everyone and there is no one better than Disney to make a film that will excite people young and old.”

”Artemis Fowl” is about a 12-year-old Artemis who is a millionaire, a genius – and above all, a criminal mastermind. But Artemis doesn’t know what he’s taken on when he kidnaps a fairy to harness her magic to save his family. These aren’t the fairies of the bedtime stories – they’re dangerous.

“With its balance of mystery, adventure and family appeal, Artemis Fowl is a natural fit for Disney,” said Sean Bailey, president, Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Production. “We’re looking forward to collaborating with Harvey on this exciting project.”

Said Horn: “Harvey is one of the preeminent producers in the industry, with impeccable taste and creative instincts. “I had a wonderful time working with Harvey during my tenure at Warner Bros., and I’m very happy to continue that relationship here at Disney.”

Share this story!Share on FacebookShare on TumblrShare on StumbleUponTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someoneShare on Google+Pin on PinterestDigg thisBuffer this pagePrint this pageShare on LinkedIn
(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Movie News
Brooke Campbell

Experienced in the art of journalism, marketing, and making up excuses for not having to eat my Brussels Sprouts.

More in Movie News

deadpool3

Three new Deadpool images debut

AshJul 29, 2015
HocusPocus

Hocus Pocus director talks potential sequel

ClintJul 29, 2015
ferrell

Trailer: Ferrell Takes The Feild

AshJul 29, 2015
edgeoftomorrow

Tom Cruise teases Edge of Tomorrow 2

ClintJul 29, 2015
onelasttime640

Hugh Jackman is Wolverine One Last Time

AshJul 29, 2015
8064 B

Kevin Bacon returning to Tremors franchise?

Editorial StaffJul 29, 2015
tommy-lee-jones

Tommy Lee Jones added to next Bourne film

AshJul 29, 2015
tremors5banner

Trailer : Tremors 5 : Bloodlines

Editorial StaffJul 29, 2015
dianekeaton

Diane Keaton headed to TV for Pope series

ClintJul 29, 2015