Artemis Fowl (film) The spellbinding adventure that follows 12-year-old genius Artemis Fowl, a descendant of a long line of criminal masterminds, as he desperately tries to save his kidnapped father. In order to pay his ransom, Artemis must infiltrate an ancient, underground civilization—the advanced world of fairies—and bring the kidnapper the Aculos, the fairies’ most powerful and coveted magical device. Cunning Artemis concocts a plan so dangerous that he finds himself in a perilous war of wits with the all-powerful fairies. Originally planned for theatrical release, it premiered digitally Jun. 12, 2020, on Disney+. Directed by Kenneth Branagh. Stars Ferdia Shaw (Artemis Fowl), Lara McDonnell (Holly Short), Josh Gad (Mulch Diggums), Tamara Smart (Juliet), Nonso Anozie (Domovoi Butler), Colin Farrell (Artemis Fowl Sr.), Judi Dench (Commander Root). 95 min. Based on the book series by Eoin Colfer. Filmed in widescreen format in Northern Ireland and at Longcross Studios in England, with additional footage shot in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Thurso, Scotland; The Hill of Tara in The Republic of Ireland; and San Gimignano in Tuscany and Mount Vesuvius in Naples, Italy. Constructed using more than 400 architectural drawings, the Fowl Manor was a fully functioning house, with central heating, a working kitchen, and Wi-Fi, with a sound stage in the roof space.