Story Summary: (from goodreads) Eoin Colfer describes his new book, Artemis Fowl, as "Die Hard with fairies." He's not far wrong.
Twelve-year-old Artemis Fowl is the most ingenious criminal mastermind in history. With two trusty sidekicks in tow, he hatches a cunning plot to divest the fairyfolk of their pot of gold. Of course, he isn't foolish enough to believe in all that "gold at the end of the rainbow" nonsense. Rather, he knows that the only way to separate the little people from their stash is to kidnap one of them and wait for the ransom to arrive. But when the time comes to put his plan into action, he doesn't count on the appearance of the extrasmall, pointy-eared Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon (Lower Elements Police Reconnaisance) Unit--and her senior officer, Commander Root, a man (sorry, elf) who will stop at nothing to get her back.
Fantastic stuff from beginning to end, Artemis Fowl is a rip-roaring, 21st-century romp of the highest order. The author has let his imagination run riot by combining folklore, fantasy, and a fistful of high-tech funk in an outrageously devilish book that could well do for fairies what Harry Potter has done for wizardry. But be warned: this is no gentle frolic, so don't be fooled by the fairy subject matter. Instead, what we have here is well-written, sophisticated, rough 'n' tumble storytelling with enough high-octane attitude to make it a seriously cool read for anyone over the age of 10
Why Should be a Movie?
Cause it's different. Different magic, different worlds, different species and an original story. Combine our world and a little magic and you get an amazing result. Artemis Fowl is funny, clever with plenty of actions and really good written characters. It could be easily be the next Harry Potter since it has already 7 books as well. Though it doesn't have similarities with it. Of course the movie will mostly for teens but who cares? I will watch it anyway. Most of the movies lately are either remakes or from books/comics. Since they do that..why at least they don't pick different books? All we are getting are vampires, werewolves..sometimes magic or a bad LOTR-alike movie. So...Artemis Fowl is a really good change for me!
Cast ( keep in mind that some of them are not humans):
Artemis Fowl: A much younger Logan Lerman
Butler: Jason Statham
Holly: Emma Stone
Maltch: Jonan Hill
Root: Bruce Willis
Artemis's mum: Demi Moore
Juliet: Hayden Panettiere