ImageMovers and Disney will be producing a film of Eoin Colfer’s Airman. Robert Zemeckis is involved in the film and Gil Kenan will be directing. The film will be made using motion capture animation, which can be hit-or-miss.
The book read like an action-adventure film, so it is a logical novel to adapt to cinema. IMDB has the film listed for release in 2011.
Thanks to FirstShowing for their post on this.