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Would a movie really work?

The Artemis Fowl Movie is coming... On the 26th July 2013, Disney, in association with Harvey Weinstein, announced that a movie covering the events of the first two books was finally in the works!
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Re: Would a movie really work?

Postby lotrfan » Sat Mar 12, 2011 9:18 pm



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Re: Would a movie really work?

Postby Frondish17 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 3:55 am

*sighs with relief* phew! hahaha

yeah, sorry about that outburst. I've just got this pet peeve when it comes to LotR movies, but thats just me. I personally own like every book of Tolkiens and I hate to see anything that came from his magical pen distorted even a little bit. So anyway . . .


I think a movie would work, if they don't make it a B-rated film with bad CGI and then try to make up for it by casting a famous actor in a part that doesn't even fit them just for the billing, you know? If they don't do that, if they have good CGI and stick with casting to character instead of trying to make it a boxoffice hit with big names and everything, then I think it will work out very well.

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Re: Would a movie really work?

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Re: Would a movie really work?

Postby psionicbird » Fri Mar 25, 2011 1:19 am

A movie might really work if they make it as epic as the Harry Potter series.
A seperate movie for each book would make a lot of money if it's well done and loyal to the book.
Then comes the additional critics and fans. Of course, look forward to additional fans once this becomes a movie, because if they make it as epic as the Potter Series then book sales would rise.


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Re: Would a movie really work?

Postby Exit » Fri Mar 25, 2011 5:11 pm

The writing of the Artemis Fowl books is rather spare; this is because it's made to be accessible to all ages, but also because capturing such a whimsical world visually isn't the best way to go about it. To be honest, I don't even have a concrete vision of what Artemis looks like, and I like it that way (though I do have an idea of what all the others look like). However, the plot for the books would naturally translate well to the screen. I guess I'm just cautious about it, because the Artemis Fowl books are special, and I don't want them messed up by some latter-day movie. :lick: If it came out I would see it for sure, but my expectations would be pretty low.

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Postby Neojian » Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:20 pm

Wouldn't it have to be directed by George Lucas. I imagined the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo as Jessica. and the large dude that had no feeling due to a nerve ending problem as Butler. I believe he was her brother in those movies.

The writing style seem pick from various writers, like Steven King, Landis, Eric Lustbater and others.

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Re: Would a movie really work?

Postby lotrfan » Sat Apr 16, 2011 4:46 pm



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Re: Would a movie really work?

Postby Tenzen12 » Sun Apr 17, 2011 10:09 pm

I made great sin today. I am sure you all will loath me but for calm of my soul I have to confess.
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I thought that merge first and second book together doesn't have to be bad idea. Please before you put to death my mortal body hear me out.

In movie would be difficult make Artemis likeable villain as he was in book and just let him win would be little aniclimatic. But if Opal take chance of siege of Fowl Manor (instead of Arctic expedition) to take over to haven and get rid all of them altogether. It would make Artemis change from antagonist to more or less protagonist.

In that case they would use retrieval of Artemis father as prologue for second movie (they had right for third book as well) except that they would leave out goblins in russia. This way it would work a bit.

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Re: Would a movie really work?

Postby lotrfan » Mon Apr 25, 2011 4:31 pm



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"The same blood flows in my veins. The same weakness." - Aragorn, FOTR

"Don't worry Sam. Rosie knows an idiot when she sees one." - Frodo, FOTR

"Put aside the ranger. Become who you were born to be." - Elrond, ROTK

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Re: Would a movie really work?

Postby Tenzen12 » Mon Apr 25, 2011 5:04 pm

Yes thats true, but if you consider movie logic they have cover his change in movie. You yourself said that Artemis was vilain in first book and that would be problem. But If Opal try dispose all fairy and take Artemis along with them (nothing personal yet). It would be reason enought to join enemies for battle with even stronger enemy. Whole point of unition both book is show Artemis good side and that is essential for movie conception. You can't let bad guy win over in movie if you don't give him enough likeable points it would be Unhappy End. That what I mean.

It would totaly change tone of story. I agree with you on it though.
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Re: Would a movie really work?

Postby Celsica » Fri Apr 29, 2011 12:48 am

*hangs Tenzen* ROT THERE!

Kidding. Love ya

Anyway, your argument is very reasonable, but I still don't like it. Just like lotrfan said, it needs a "cooling time"
But it isn't cooling time either. I think that Holly's bitterness towards Artemis increased during that time, for all the trouble he's causing him AFTER the siege. Annoying Mud Boy!
Also, we need a time for Opal to plan all this! I think that it would be highly mentioned if during the siege some goblins were running around burning things. And I'm pretty sure that Cudgeon can't be at two places at once.

If they made both in the same movie, BUT with a time space it still wouldn't work. It would be like sitting in two separate movies during two hours and without break. Total failure, each storyline wouldn't have the time to develop well.

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Re: Would a movie really work?

Postby Tenzen12 » Sat Apr 30, 2011 4:34 pm

Yeah you are right of course. And you don't have to like it. To be frank even though I agree with you that my arguments are reasonable I dislike it as well (I am fan afterall).

But I am confident that I would be able write ff when I would combine both books while avoiding problems you pitpointed. And when amateur like me would be able, Pro should be too (though I am not saying they will or that it happening often in books adaptations). Every single of your arguments can easyly become stumbling-stone of whole piece, make it overcombined and totaly spoil it all.
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Re: Would a movie really work?

Postby lotrfan » Sun May 01, 2011 4:51 pm



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"Don't worry Sam. Rosie knows an idiot when she sees one." - Frodo, FOTR

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Re: Would a movie really work?

Postby Tenzen12 » Sun May 01, 2011 9:32 pm

They would have to cut half of first story and most of second and fill gaps by owns ideas to comine both together. I know it.
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Re: Would a movie really work?

Postby Celsica » Sun May 01, 2011 9:49 pm

Inventing ideas? that would stink even harder
(Tenzen, you know I'm not against you, but the possibilities that you mention :) )

This discussion brings only one question to my mind: Eoin Colfer seriously wants to do it that way (two books together), how will he manage it?)

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