Artemis Fowl Trailer #2

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With 2020 shaping up to be a much more modest year for Disney at the box office, they are no doubt going to be placing a lot of expectations on their upcoming YA science-fantasy film Artemis Fowl to pick up the slack. Based on the bestselling series of books by Eoin Colfer, this is the first installment in a potential franchise that has more than a faint whiff of Harry Potter about it. The plot revolves around a 12-year-old genius who is thrown into conflict with a powerful race of fairies after his criminal mastermind father disappears, having stolen something from them. Directed by Kenneth Branagh (Thor), it certainly looks like it will bring adequate amounts of spectacle and adventure and yet something about it also feels a little too familiar. Artemis Fowl stars Ferdia Shaw, Lara McDonnell, Nonso Anozie, Josh Gad, Colin Farrell and Judi Dench and it hits theatres on May 28th; check out the new trailer below and let us know what you think.