Disney has removed Harvey Weinstein as producer on Kenneth Branagh’s Artemis Fowl movie. The long-awaited adaptation of Eoin Colfer’s science fiction/fantasy novel series of the same name has been in development ever since the first book hit store shelves in 2001. A handful of writers and directors were initially attached to the project, which floated through different studios, for the better part of a decade, until Disney boarded the project in 2013 and set the adaptation on the correct path.
Harvey Weinstein originally acquired the movie rights to the series through Miramax Films in 2001, and those rights transferred over to The Weinstein Company when Weinstein formed the studio alongside his brother, …
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