I have mentioned in my blog at least twice.
In 2004, it was announced to make a ‘Artemis Fowl’ movie. It was supposed to be out sometimes this year, but I guess it is not ready yet. They are still looking for actors and actresses. The author wants Winona Ryder to play Holly Short, the fairy, but I don’t know if it will happen. Cameron Diaz and Hally Berry have been connected the possible to the role of Holly. Catherine Zeta Jones may play the role of a brilliant Opal (which is in the fourth book called The Opal Deception). Lastly the role of Artemis Fowl may be played by Tom Felton, who plays Draco Malfoy in Harry Potter movies. I love Holly Short. She is strong-willed and smart. The movie should be out sometimes in 2007. You can come back and check the update on wikipedia.org. According to wikipedia.org, it should be out by 2007.
Eion Colfer, the Irish writer, wrote a series of Artemis Fowl. I have read all four of his books. I love them. Holly is in every book, so is
Artemis Fowl II, himself, too. He is a genius 12-years-old criminal mastermind. Oftentimes, he is called anti-hero. He would provoke anyone who gets in his way. At first he was working against the fairies, captived Holly, and try to steal the Gold. He even has a butler working with him. He is by his side and acts like a bodyguard protecting Artemis. But in the second, third, and fourth, he has helped Holly to save the world on many occasions. I think it is the best series I have ever read since Harry Potter series came out. You can read the characters at The World of Eion Colfer’s Artemis Fowl stories.The Artemis Fowl series:
- Artemis Fowl (2001)
- Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident (2002)
- Artemis Fowl: The Eternity Code (2003)
- Artemis Fowl: The Seven Dwarf (2004) a short story – Specially written for World Book Day. It also can be found in Artemis Fowl’s Files. No excerpt, sorry. You have to buy it to read the short story. It was published in 2004.
- Artemis Fowl” The Opal Deception (2005)
Now he writes the 5th book, which will come out this year. It is called Artemis Fowl: The Lost Colony. It will be the last book. It will be out on September 15, 2006.
The summary of the The Lost Colony:
Ten thousand years ago, humans and fairies fought a great battle for the magical island of Ireland. When it became clear to the fairy families that they could never win, they decided to move their civilisation underground and keep themselves hidden from the humans. All the fairy families agreed on this, except the eighth family, the demons.
The demons planned to lift their small island out of time until they had regrouped and were ready to wage war on the humans once more. However, the time spell went wrong, and the island of Hybras was catapulted into Limbo, where it has remained for ten thousand years.
Now, the tainted time spell is deteriorating and demons are being sucked back into the present space and time. The Fairy Council is naturally concerned about this and are monitoring any materialisations. When the spell’s deterioration accelerates, the materialisations become unpredictable. Even the fairy scientists cannot figure out where the next demon will pop up.
But someone can. Artemis Fowl, the teenage criminal mastermind, has solved temporal equations that no normal human should be intelligent enough to understand. But Artemis Fowl is no normal human.
So when a confused and frightened demon pops up in a Sicilian theatre, Artemis Fowl is there to meet him. Unfortunately, he is not the only one. A second, mysterious party has also solved the temporal equations, and manages to abduct the demon before Artemis can secure him.
This is a disaster for the fairy People, because this demon was no ordinary fairy. He was the last demon warlock, and as such held the key to the survival of the entire demon race.
It is up to Artemis and his old comrade Captain Holly Short to track down the missing demon and rescue him before the time spell dissolves completely and the lost demon colony returns violently to Earth.
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The image above: You would think wtf is this? I know, it is in Gnommish language. That is the fairy written language.
For fun, and it would keep you busy from boredom. You can figure what this image tries to say above. They are Gnommish alphabet in English below. Have fun!
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