'Angry Birds' Movie Coming in 2016Mike Sampson |
The 'Angry Birds' movie is coming whether you like it or not. Rovio, the company behind the popular mobile game, has teamed with the producers of 'Despicable Me' to plan an upcoming animated movie. And, surprise, it will be in 3D.
'Angry Birds' will hit theaters in 2016, Rovio announced today in a press release. The company is financing and producing the film independently instead of selling off the rights to an established animation house. David Maisel, who used to run Marvel Studios, and John Cohen, who produced 'Despicable Me' and once ran Twentieth Century Fox Animation, will produce the CG-animated film.
So far no writer or director has been announced, but who needs a writer or a director when you have a cartoon based on a mobile game about birds that don't talk!
What could the plot of the film basically be? We'll assume it will follow the Red Bird and his yellow, black, blue, green and white friends as they team up to stop a bunch of evil pigs from...doing something. It all sounds a little flimsy but if someone, somewhere spent $250 million to make a movie based on the Battleship board game, you can really make a movie out of anything.
Since its debut in 2009, the Angry Birds game has been downloaded more than 1 billion times across platforms and versions. The most recent venture, Angry Birds Star Wars, soared to the top of the US iPhone charts within 2.5 hours of release.
What do you think? Are you bored of 'Angry Birds' or are you looking forward to this?