Branagh, Artemis Fowl, between young Thor and The Godfather – Last Hour


(ANSA) – ROME, JUNE 06 – Eight novels released from 2001 to
2012, capable of selling over 21 million copies worldwide with
translations in 44 languages ​​(Mondadori published in Italy). Are the
numbers of the global success of the fantasy saga Artemis Fowl
created by the Irishman Eoin Colfer. A brilliant e star
very rich 12 year old belonging to a line of masters of the
crime confronting parallel magical worlds. And another
Irish, Kenneth Branagh (“we grow up listening to stories
fantastic like these, make you want to become a storyteller “) a
sign the first film adaptation of the same name, in a
$ 125 million blockbuster.

In the main role is Ferdia Shaw, in a cast that
includes, among others, Lara McDonnell, Tamara Smart, Nonso
Anozie, Colin Farrell and Judi Dench. The film had an exit
scheduled in theaters on May 29, but given the pandemic,
will debut worldwide directly on the Disney + platform on the 12th
June. “I am happy that the film can reach the public
so “explains Branagh via web. In the circumstances we live,
“I hope even more that it offers a good opportunity to
fun and escape. “The Belfast-born actor and filmmaker in
1960, he is also among the performers of the highly anticipated new thriller
dystopian of Christopher Nolan, Tenet and we will see it as
protagonist and director of a new adventure by Hercule Poirot,
in Assassination on the Nile. Coronavirus is changing for him
the film industry and the relationship with the public: “How
spectator I want to go back to theaters but I don’t know how much it will be
widespread desire “. We live” a new normalcy but I don’t think
it will be as abnormal as many fear. “

Coming to Artemis Fowl, Branagh, which hopes to develop the
story in other chapters, part with a ‘story of
origins: “It is the same challenge that I faced making
Thor “. The director makes Artemis” more ‘normal’: “It’s like a
privileged and brilliant little Lord, who lives a lifestyle
extraordinary. It is less cynical than it appears in the first books.

In my mind he was like Michael Corleone at the beginning of Il
Godfather. At the start he is not the type who kills or embezzles
but in the end it certainly did. Artemis also performs
its path “. (ANSA).


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