Today’s Concepts…The World of ARTEMIS FOWL…

Some of Fireball’s concepts for the upcoming Disney film ARTEMIS FOWL. Hopefully the film is as good as the books!

ARTEMIS FOWL finally emerges from Disney… with Fireball Art

Fireball worked on this film quite some time ago as Concept Designer… and it’s finally here. Check out the Trailer and his amazing Concept Art!!

Today’s FIREBALL ART… ARTEMIS FOWL

Yes, Fireball does cool cars, but he also has kicked out thousands of Concept Art WORLDS for amazing movies. Here’s just a few from the as-yet-unmade ARTEMIS FOWL.

Artemis Fowl is a series of eight science fiction fantasy novels written by Irish author Eoin Colfer, featuring the criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl II. The series has received positive critical reception and generated huge sales. It has also originated graphic novel adaptations, and a film adaptation is currently in the writing process.

A teenage genius, Artemis captures Holly Short, who is a Fairy and a captain of the LEPrecon (Lower Elements Police Recon), in the first book and holds her for ransom to exploit the magical Fairy People and restore his family’s fortune. In the sequel, Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident, he allies with the Fairies to rescue his father from the Russian Mafia. The series introduces Artemis as an anti-hero and the fairies’ enemy, but as the series progresses, he assists the Fairies in resolving conflicts with worldwide ramifications, with Artemis’s character developing and changing throughout the chronology. The series concluded with Artemis Fowl: The Last Guardian, released July 2012.

In 2001 plans were announced for a film adaptation of the series. Miramax Films was named as purchasing the film rights, with Lawrence Guterman signed to direct. In 2003 Colfer stated that a screenplay had been finalized and that casting was due to start the same year, but expressed skepticism over whether or not this would come to pass. Colfer also revealed the film was in pre-production. The film remained in development and was assumed to be in development hell until 2011, when it was reported that Jim Sheridan was interested in directing the movie.

In July 2013, Walt Disney Pictures announced that an Artemis Fowl film covering the events of the first and second novels of the series would be produced by Disney and Harvey Weinstein of The Weinstein Company, with the screenplay developed by Michael Goldenberg (Peter Pan, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix). Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal signed onto the project as executive producers.

On September 1, 2015, Variety reported that Kenneth Branagh had been hired to direct the film for Disney, with Irish playwright Conor McPherson as screenwriter and Judy Hofflund as an executive producer. Eoin Colfer confirmed this in a video to Artemis Fowl Confidential, and spoke with RTE Radio 1 about meeting Branagh several times to discuss this prior to the announcement.

FIREBALL ART… #ArtemisFowl #Fairies #JamesBond #Battle #ChildrensBook #Movie

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Here’s some Creature & Character Art from the unmade film ARTEMIS FOWL. A great series of books for kids and would make a cool flick.

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