‘Artemis Fowler’ Trailer Teases Kenneth Branagh’s New Fantasy Franchise With Fairy People (Video)

Fantasy adventure set to hit theaters on Aug. 9, 2019

Last Updated: November 27, 2018 @ 6:18 AM

A young boy is introduced to an underground fantasy world with magical creatures who can do seemingly impossible things in the first teaser trailer for Kenneth Branagh’s “Artemis Fowl.”

“Human greed is what drove us underground,” the craggly-voiced narrator intones as we meet 12-year-old genius Artemis Fowl.

He’s the antihero of Eoin Colfer best-selling sci-fi/fantasy book series and the descendant of a long line of criminal masterminds who finds himself in a battle of strength and cunning against a powerful, hidden race of fairies who may be behind his father’s disappearance.

The film stars Ferdia Shaw, Lara McDonnell, Tamara Smart, Nonzo Anozie, with Josh Gad and Judi Dench.

Judy Hofflund and Kenneth Branagh are producing with Angus More Gordon and Matthew Jenkins serving as executive  producers. The screenplay, based on the first two books of Colfer’s series of eight books, is by Conor McPherson.

Disney’s “Artemis Fowl” is set to hit U.S. theaters on Aug. 9, 2019.

You can watch the teaser trailer above.