Disney, Weinstein to adapt Artemis Fowl book series into film
LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - Young adult fantasy book series Artemis Fowl about a 12-year-old millionaire criminal mastermind will be adapted into a feature film, Walt Disney Studios and the Weinstein Company said on Monday.
The film will cover the first two books in the series and be adapted by Michael Goldenberg, the screenwriter of the young adult book Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix. A release date for the yet-to-be-titled film has not been announced.
The best-selling eight-volume series by Irish author Eoin Colfer was published between 2001 and 2012 and has sold more than 21 million copies worldwide.
The film also marks a renewed partnership between Disney and Weinstein Company founders Harvey and Bob Weinstein. Disney previously owned the Weinstein brothers' company Miramax Films until 2010.