Artemis Fowl Director Kenneth Branagh recently talked about the future of the film industry and releasing future movies on Disney Plus.
Since the coronavirus hit the United States the film industry has been forced to push back virtually all of its upcoming films. Those that were not pushed back instead found homes on streaming services and On-Demand. The most recent film to take such an approach has been the upcoming adaptation of Artemis Fowl. Originally the film was set to hit theaters on May 29, 2020 but will now debut on Disney Plus on June 12, 2020.
While speaking to Comicbook.com, Artemis Fowl director Kenneth Branagh weighted in streaming services like Disney Plus could work for some films but the theater would be better for others:
“I think nobody’s sure. I think it’s really good to hear what you’re saying, that both things can exist, the right movie in the right venue.
This feels like Artemis Fowl on Disney+, at this time, feels like a great natural home. I’m keen, for all sorts of reasons, to be, hopefully, going to the movies in July to see Tenet, to see Mulan, to see the movies that are really designed for a big screen experience. I’m a big, big movie goer and so I miss it enormously. Because of the uncertainty about how things will happen, in terms of production, the production of new content is under significant challenge right now, so in terms of both content and the quantity at which it can be produced, over what period of time in which we’re allowed to be making things.”
What do you all make of Kenneth Branagh’s words? Would you like to see more films released on Disney Plus as opposed to theatrical releases? Is the streaming service a the right place for Artemis Fowl? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Here’s the synopsis for Kenneth Branagh’s Artemis Fowl:
Disney’s “Artemis Fowl,” based on the beloved book by Eoin Colfer, is a fantastical, spellbinding adventure that follows the journey of 12-year-old genius Artemis Fowl, a descendant of a long line of criminal masterminds, as he seeks to find his father who has mysteriously disappeared. With the help of his loyal protector Butler, Artemis sets out to find him, and in doing so uncovers an ancient, underground civilization—the amazingly advanced world of fairies. Deducing that his father’s disappearance is somehow connected to the secretive, reclusive fairy world, cunning Artemis concocts a dangerous plan—so dangerous that he ultimately finds himself in a perilous war of wits with the all-powerful fairies.
Artemis Fowl is directed by Kenneth Branagh and stars Ferdia Shaw, Lara McDonnell, Josh Gad, Tamara Smart, Nonso Anozie, Josh McGuire, Nikesh Patel, Adrian Scarborough and Miranda Raison, with Colin Farrell and Judi Dench.
Artemis Fowl will be available on Disney Plus on June 12, 2020.
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