Beloved book series 'Artemis Fowl' comes to life on Disney+

Author Eoin Colfer discusses what viewers will see from the 12-year-old criminal mastermind in the new series.
4:26 | 05/25/20

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Now back to "Artemis fowl" is one of the most beloved book series of all time and now the global phenomenon about the 12-year-old criminal mastermind is coming to life on Disney plus. Joining us live this morning from Dublin is author eoin Kofler. Thanks for joining us. Congratulations on the success and the new movie coming out. Let's jump right to it. People of all ages have fallen in love with the series since the first book debuted back in 2000. Now this all-star cast, we got to drop a few names, Josh gad, Judi Dench, Colin foul. How does it feel to have this story that you've been working on for almost two decades now come to life in a motion picture? It is very cool. The coolest thing is that technically I am the father figure in the book so Colin Farrell is playing me, so that's -- I'm pretty happy about that. Absolutely. That's a good choice. We talked about the cast and you mentioned Colin Farrell. Did you have any say in picking out that cast? I had a meeting a few years ago and the one thing we wanted to try and do was to find an Irish boy to play artemis which we found or he found Artie Shaw who's fantastic, but after that it was the best performer for the job so any race, any gender. It was all up for grabs, and I think really with Judi Dench and Laura McDonald and of course the amazing Josh gad, you can see him there, we definitely got the best people for the job. The trailer is incredible and the movie, artemis ends up discovering a world below ground of armed dangerous and extremely high tech ferries who may be behind his father's disappearance. There's a clip we're about to show and artemis realizes that his father has been hiding a clue to his whereabouts that only artemis could find. Let's take a look. Who wrote this? Nobody knows. That's just it. How did you find it? It's known as the Irish blessing. It's a journal. It's dad's journal. You can see that suspense building. You have two sons yourself. Have they been into the sees? Have they read the book? Sometimes as a parent you can't always get your kids to be into the same things that you're into, right? When this movie was initially gog to be in the theaters -- there they are -- I said to my two boys, Finn and Sean, only people who have read the book are going to the premiere. The younger guy, Sean, said to me, where exactly is the premiere? If it's in London, I'm not reading it. If it's in L.A. I will read it. So he was prepared to read it to go to Los Angeles but I'm not sure now how that's going to go. It's hard because you can watch it in the sitting room now on Disney plus so it might not Tedy Bruschi enough incentive. Josh gad hilarious, plays olaf from "Frozen." He's going to be on the show a little while from now to talk about the movie as well. Did he pull any funny pranks there? We're looking at a picture of him here reading while in costume on set. I think, I've met Josh a few times now socially and for work and knowing him as you do and I do, the most unlikely thing you would see is Josh being still and quiet. The first time I met him he was being scanned for his digital avatar on set, and so he had to stand absolutely still for 15 minutes while I was dancing around being the funny guy. I think that it was very difficult for him to stay still because he's such a natural and fantastic comedian. So that was an unusual first meeting because I thought this guy's not very friendly. He's not saying a word. But I realized later he had to stay still for digital reasons. He's a pro, a professional, doing what he has to do. Eoin, thank you so much. Again, congratulations on the movie coming out. Of course you can binge all of eoin's "Artemis fowl" novels on June 12.

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