Young adult fantasy book series “Artemis Fowl” about a 12-year-old millionaire criminal mastermind will be adapted into a feature film, Walt Disney Studios and the Weinstein Company said on Monday.
As excited as I am to be getting an Artemis Fowl movie, I am really concerned. “The film will cover the first two books in the series.” Oh, no! Surely I am not the only one who thinks that this is a truly terrible idea?
Each book in this series has enough material for its own movie (and deserves its own movie) and I feel like in order to combine two into a movie, each book would have be chopped up quite a bit and we would lose a lot of great material.
Also, there is a year gap between the first two books! To remove that gap is a disservice to the characters. Holly would never have immediately gone to help rescue Artemis Fowl I at the end of the first book. That year gap is necessary and I shudder at the thought of such a quick and sudden transition between the two.
This is part of the reason I think Artemis Fowl should be turned into an animated television series, the books can be split up into seasons, the characters will have faces to call their own, Holly?the People/the Butlers will be less likely to be whitwashed( i would hope) and we only have to worry about who would voice are fave mudboy.(fye My headcanon voice for artemis keeps going back to Johnny Yong Basch for some reason so if he can do a real irish accent then yes)