From iPhone app to movie the Angry Birds are set to take over theaters come the summer of 2016. The film is being funded by Rovio Entertainment who are the creators of the game. John Cohen (Despicable Me) and former Marvel Studios chairman David Maisel are attached to the project. Earlier this week it was announced Sony Pictures had won the distribution rights to the film, and they couldn’t be happier!
"We’re thrilled to be distributing this film and we hope this is just the beginning of what will be a long relationship with Rovio as we look for ways to work on future projects together,” Sony Pictures co-chairs Michael Lunton and Amy Pascal said concerning the project.
Angry Birds comes complete with a target audience, as the game has been downloaded over 1.7 billion times. Since its inception in 2009 Angry Birdshave spawned soft drinks, toys, an animated show, and even a theme park! It seems like a movie would be the next logical step.
Keeping checking PopWrapped for updates on the film!