Remember those awesome science-fiction books you read in middle school? Following an extensive delay, it looks like Disney’s big screen adaptation of Artemis Fowl will come to fruition after all. Kenneth Branagh is reportedly set to direct and Conor McPherson is in the midst of negotiations to write the script. 

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Variety writes: 

Written by Eoin Colfer, the series follows the brilliant and cunning 12-year-old eponymous criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl II, whose plot to extort gold from the secret Fairy People puts him directly in the cross-hairs of some of the most dangerous creatures on earth. Over the series, Fowl becomes a sort of antihero rather than a full-fledged villain, often having to work together with the fairies to stop a slew of treacherous megalomaniacs.

Are you excited to see the series coming to life on the big screen?