Kayleigh Falvey Staff Writer
Harvey Weinstein and Walt Disney Studios have teamed up to create a live-action adaptation of Eoin Colfer’s popular series Artemis Fowl, according to a press release from Disney.
The movie will be based on the first two fantasy novels about the brilliant 12-year-old criminal who plans to capture a fairy. Michael Goldenberg, who wrote the screenplay for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, will pen the script while Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal will serve as executive producers.
Weinstein said in a statement, “If you would have told me five years ago I would be producing a project with Disney, I would have thought you were crazy. 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 film.”
"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," added Weinstein.