Disney has just released the new Artemis Fowl trailer, and apparently it’s causing fan outrage. Let’s take a look.
This feels like an adaptation from the 2000s. Seriously, it looks like the failed book-to-screen attempts for The City of Ember, Inkheart, and The Golden Compass. But that’s not what’s causing the fan outrage.
Apparently, in the books Artemis Fowl is a ruthless, cold-blooded criminal mastermind. Yet, the trailer doesn’t show us much of that. Sure, Artemis looks highly skilled in combat, but he looks like a kid. A kid that isn’t a ruthless, cold-blooded criminal mastermind.
I guess some other important plot details have been changed as well, but I don’t care. I sort of think a film focusing on a ruthless criminal mastermind would be a nice change of pace for Disney. At the same time, I can’t help but wonder when the film fails (and it will fail) if Disney won’t attempt to reconfigure the franchise into a Disney+ series. There’s obviously a passionate fan base, and Disney hates leaving a potential cash cow out in the sun.
But, if you want to know what I want, it’s a Percy Jackson Disney+ series that faithfully adapts the source material. That’s all I want Disney, make it so.
Artemis Fowl hits theaters May 29, 2020.
What do you guys think? Interested in seeing this at all?