The film is based on the first book of Irish author Eoin Colfer's best-selling series 'Artemis Fowl' and is directed by Kenneth Branagh.

The story follows the journey of 12-year-old genius Artemis Fowl (Ferdia Shaw), a descendent 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 (Nonzo Anozie), 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.