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Disney has released the first trailer for their adaptation of Artemis Fowl.

Written by Eoin Colfer, the iconic, children’s series follows the story of a 12-year-old criminal mastermind.

The anti-hero kidnaps the fairy LEPrecon officer Holly Short for ransom to fund the search for his missing father.

The film has been long in the making due to rights’ issues and production delays, but it is officially underway and in its final stages.

It is directed by Kenneth Branagh (Murder on the Orient Express) and stars big Hollywood names like Judi Dench, Miranda Raison, Josh Gad, and Nonso Anozie.

Artemis is played by newcomer Ferdia Shaw, who seems like the perfect sinister fit in the trailer.

The sneak peek places us in Colfer’s fantastical, underground world where advanced technology reigns supreme.

That is until young Artemis steps on the scene. He begins his master plan to find his missing father by any means necessary, even if it includes taking on the fairies. 

The teaser reveals that the film will be released in August 2019.

Here is the full video:


Starring in a Disney movie is the stuff of our childhood dreams, and if you can pass for a nine year old, it could be your time to shine.

Alternatively, you could pass the message along to any younger siblings you have that a casting call has been put out for an Irish male actor to play the lead role in Disney's upcoming adaptation of Artemis Fowl.


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The Disney team is looking for someone who is 'inquisitive and possessing both academic and emotional intelligence.'

'Artemis is highly perceptive and good at reading people. Most importantly, Artemis is warm-hearted and has a great sense of humour,' reads a statement. 

'Applications for the role must be submitted by parent or legal guardian for the casting dates outlined below, indicating which location you can come to and with a recent photo.'

The auditions are being held in the Cork area, with the first from 14:00 -19:00 on May 24 in Schull, the second from 14:00 -19:00 on May 25 in Schull, and the last taking place from 14:00 -18:00 on May 26 in Cork City.

Email applications are welcome, and can be sent to emily.brockmann@disneympp.com.