Dame Judi Dench is in talks to join the movie adaptation of Eoin Colfer’s ARTEMIS FOWL to be directed by Kenneth Branagh.
British icon and legend Judi Dench, whose credits go all the way back to 1959, is currently in early talks to join Kenneth Branagh’s Artemis Fowl film, which is based on Eoin Colfer‘s bestselling series of the same name.
The series follows criminal mastermind turned antihero Artemis Fowl as he takes on more villainous characters, sometimes with the help of other creatures of the earth, including fairies.
The movie will be based off the first book, in which Artemis kidnaps a high-status fairy, the captain of the LEPrecon (Lower Elements Police Reconnaisance) Unit, Holly Short, in order to extort gold from the Fairy People.
Kenneth Branagh’s most recent directing credit is the upcoming remake of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express, which also stars Dench as Princess Dragomiroff.
Judi Dench’s recent credits include 2016’s Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, which is another adaptation from a YA series, the recent slew of James Bond films with Daniel Craig and Pierce Brosnan as the eponymous character, and Victoria and Abdul. She continues to work steadily in film, TV, and live theater.
Artemis Fowl is scheduled to hit screens August 9, 2019.