I say give me Artemis Fowl any day.
I would actually be really happy if a big budget fantasy film(s) were made of this
What we have.
a development process. It's only been in development since 2001.
a director. At least director Jim Sheridan has expressed an interest in directing the film.
a producer. Both Robert DeNiro and Harvey Weinstein have been announced as being producers on the film.
a script. Finished.
a studio. The Walt Disney Studio.
What we do not have.
casting. Though, it is rumored that DeNiro will not only produce but also appear as Commander Root, and it has been suggested that the nephew of actors Ralph and Joseph Fiennes, Hero Fiennes-Tiffin, would make a good Artemis. Though, he is getting up there in age, so if he is to be in it, the film better start shooting soon, or he'll be too old for the role.
More as it becomes available.