The trailer has been released for Disney's film Artemis Fowl which stars two Irish teenagers Kilkenny teen Ferdia Shaw and Dublin's Lara McDonnell.

Ferdia Shaw, Josh Gad and Lara McDonnell while filming
Ferdia Shaw, Josh Gad and Lara McDonnell on set

Irish author Eoin Colfer's fantasy books were adapted for the big screen with 1,200 boys hoping to get the coveted part of the young criminal mastermind. McDonnell plays elf hero Captain Holly Short.

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The film script adaptation was written by Irish playwright Conor McPherson

The live-action adaptation will be based on the first and second instalments of Colfer's best-selling children's series. The Wexford author previously said he would like Saoirse Ronan to play one of the lead roles in the big-screen adaptation.

The Artemis Fowl series has more than 21 million copies in print in 44 languages worldwide and focuses on 12-year-old Artemis who is a millionaire, a genius and a criminal mastermind.

Other actors in the Kenneth Branagh directed film are Josh Gad, Judi Dench and Games of Thrones' Nonso Anozie.

The film is due in cinemas on August 9 2019.