It looks like that Artemis Fowl adaptation is finally coming together because a casting call was just announced for the lead role. 

The team behind the adaptation, which is going to be distributed by Disney, are looking for an Irish actor of any ethnicity between the ages of 9 and 12 to play the part of Artemis Fowl. 

"Inquisitive and possessing both academic and emotional intelligence, Artemis is highly perceptive and good at reading people. Most importantly, Artemis is warm-hearted and has a great sense of humour; he has fun in whatever situation he is in and loves life." the character description reads. 

Applications need to be submitted to [email protected] by a parent or guardian. Applications must include a recent photo and also outline which of the below locations they can come to.

14:00-19:00, May 24th, Schull
14:00-19:00, May 25th, Schull
14:00-18:00, May 26th, Cork City

The film adaptation of Eoin Colfer's series of fantasy novels has been in the works for years now with a whole host of big names attached to direct at various points. The most recent update on the project was back in November 2015 when it was revealed that Kenneth Brannagh was developing the project with Conor McPherson on scriptwriting duties. Whether or not Brannagh is still going to be calling the shots behind the camera remains to be seen.