‘Artemis Fowl’ adaptation (finally) gets an official release date

by |September 20, 2017

Image credit: Den of Geek (left), Eoin Colfer website (right)

It’s finally happened. After being patient for a decade, fans of Artemis Fowl can look forward to the official release of the famous book’s film adaptation on August 9th, 2019.

Irish author Eoin Colfer’s number one bestseller is about twelve-year-old criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl, whose plans to kidnap and ransom a leprechaun from the LEPrecon (Lower Elements Police Reconnaissance Unit) goes awry.

Much-loved director-actor Kenneth Branagh (you may remember him from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and Macbeth) is set to direct the film and award-winning actress Judi Dench is rumoured to have a role in the film, although it hasn’t yet been confirmed.

The film’s release is still a while away but at least now fans have a date to put in their diaries! Lock it in everyone: August 9th, 2019 – you know where we’ll be.

Artemis Fowlby Eoin Colfer

Artemis Fowl

by Eoin Colfer

Twelve-year-old villain, Artemis Fowl, is the most ingenious criminal mastermind in history. His bold and daring plan is to hold a leprechaun to ransom.

But he's taking on more than he bargained for when he kidnaps Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon (Lower Elements Police Reconnaissance Unit). For a start, leprechaun technology is more advanced than our own.

Add to that the fact that Holly is a true heroine and that her senior officer Commander Root will stop at nothing to get her back and you've got the mother of all sieges brewing!

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About the Contributor

Before entering the exciting world of books, Bronwyn served in the Royal Australian Air Force, travelled extensively and worked (still does!) as a barista on the weekends. Books are her true passion. Bronwyn's debut fantasy novel Relic is coming out in 2019 with indie publishing house Talem Press. They are to publish her entire trilogy called The Relic Trilogy. In her spare time, Bronwyn writes, reads and enjoys keeping fit (which she undoes by eating loads of chocolate) with Martial Arts and personal training. She can't answer what her favourite book is but she has a soft spot for Peter Pan (J.M Barrie), Outlander (Diana Gabaldon), Stardust (Neil Gaiman), The Illuminae Files (Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman) and Six of Crows (Leigh Bardugo). Fantasy, sci-fi and YA make up the majority of her bookshelves.


  • Carmel Corry

    December 3, 2017 at 11:04 am

    Been waiting a long time!~ Looking forward to it

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