WHO’S IN IT?
Ferdia Shaw (film debut), Lara McDonnell (Delinquent Season), Josh Gad (Beauty and the Beast), Tamara Smart (film debut), Nonso Anozie (RocknRolla), Colin Farrell (In Bruges), Judi Dench (Cats), Hong Chau (Downsizing), Miranda Raison (Murder on the Orient Express), Nikesh Patel (London Has Fallen), Joshua McGuire (About Time), Chi-Lin Nim (film debut), Jean-Paul Ly (The Take Down), Matt Jessup (City of Ember), Michael Abubakar (film debut), Simone Kirby (Jimmy’s Hall), Sally Messham (Allied), Bernardo Santos (Arifa), Adrian Scarborough (1917), Vincenzo Nicoli (Sixty Six), Conor MacNeill (Love & Friendship), Laurence Kinlan (Saltwater), Fabio Cicala (Mario’s War), Molly Harris (film debut)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Kenneth Branagh (Cinderella), director, producer; Michael Goldenberg (Green Lantern), Adam Kline (Down Into Happiness) and Conor McPherson (The Eclipse), writers; Judy Hofflund (Drop Dead Gorgeous), producer; Patrick Doyle (Thor), composer; Haris Zambarloukos (Sleuth), cinematographer; Matthew Tucker (Patrick), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Artemis Fowl II (Shaw) is a 12-year-old genius and the latest descendant in a long line of criminal masterminds, including his father Artemis Fowl I (Farrell). When his father suddenly disappears, young Fowl comes into conflict with the hidden world of fairies as he searches for him…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Eoin Colfer’s beloved book series gets the big-budget screen adaptation it deserves, with some heavy visual effects to bring the fantastical world to life.