Disney will attempt to recreate the movie success of Harry Potter after today announcing it is to make a film featuring Artemis Fowl.
The first two books about the 12-year-old millionaire criminal mastermind will be adapted by Walt Disney Studios and The Weinstein Company.
Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein said he was introduced to Irish author Eoin Colfer’s novels by Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal, who will both be executive producers.
The screenplay is being written by Michael Goldenberg, the screenwriter of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
Weinstein will be rekindling his relationship with Disney — it once owned his Miramax Films, which he left in 2005. He said: “This is special because my children absolutely love this book.”
There are eight Artemis Fowl novels.
Not sure I'm happy about it being Disney. I love these books and I'd hate them to be made all sugary and crap.