This article from the Irish Independent discusses Eoin's recent appointment as Children's Laureate for Ireland but also mentions a little snippet of information about the Artemis Fowl movie:
Meanwhile, Colfer revealed that Disney producers were in Ireland last month to meet Arts Minister Jimmy Deenihan and to scout out possible locations for the 'Artemis Fowl' movie.
Plans had fallen through several times, and Colfer said he "tried not to think about it for a long time" but the movie is now looking increasingly certain. He is very keen for it to be set in Ireland, saying "it would be very hard to reproduce it anywhere else".
"The producers were totally charmed by everybody, and the Film Board showed them around several period homes as possible contenders for Fowl Manor," he said.
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