Can you talk about any developments with the Artemis Fowl movie?
I know the script is done and everybody is pretty happy with it. I think the hunt for a good director is on at the moment and that’s about all I know, I’m afraid.
How do you approach writing villains like Albert Garrick?
Writing a good baddie is difficult because there are so many of them in fiction, and you don’t want your bad guy to be a bit like Captain Hook or Hannibal Lecter. So what I tried to do with Garrick was create something completely new – a quantum man with gifts never before seen on earth. I think he works well because people are scared of him, mostly adults. It is difficult to scare children.
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