Sony Pictures and Rovio combine to present the Angry Birds Movie, coming July 2016

Sony Pictures and Rovio combine to present the Angry Birds Movie, coming July 2016
They have conquered the mobile video game market. They have been seen on television and have their own show. And thanks to the magic of marketing, their image can be seen on everything from hats to balloons. And now they have finally snagged a deal for a theatrical release of their first wide screen motion picture. No, we're not talking about the Barista and his pals from those Samsung Galaxy S II ads. We happen to be discussing the Angry Birds.

The Angry Birds are coming to the silver screen

The Angry Birds are coming to the silver screen

Has there ever been such an amazing media success story? From their modest beginning as mobile video game stars, the Angry Birds have become global celebrities know the world over. Angry Birds and Bad Piggies games have been downloaded over 1.7 billion times. Rovio and Sony Pictures are teaming up to present the Angry Birds Movie which will in theaters on July 1st, 2016. The movie will be in 3D and John Cohen, who produced Despicable Me, will be producing the film with David Maisel. Rovio confirmed the information in a tweet sent on Wednesday.

We have no idea yet who is writing the film or who will be behind the camera, but does it really matter? Let's face it, we aren't expecting Academy Award material here. Sony was the partner chosen by Rovio after a number of major studios battled for the rights to make an Angry Birds flick.


source: Rovio via TUAW

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10 Comments

1. AamirSIII

Posts: 187; Member since: Oct 04, 2012

yaww.... weee heeeee

2. ZeroCide

Posts: 809; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

pissed off parakeets. :)

3. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

As long as they can get Samantha Mathis to play the princess. *crickets* Nobody? Eh?

4. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

in all honestly i can't see what they can do with the movie to make it funny funny and interesting and put a story line but there are some pretty imaginative people out there

5. mydi.maus unregistered

ANRGY BIRDS movie awesome..

6. TheRetroReplay

Posts: 256; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Why?!

7. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

Come on!!! I´m tired of those fu&#@*ng birds

8. skyguy7567

Posts: 148; Member since: Nov 17, 2012

GO SONY!

9. puckhead

Posts: 81; Member since: Jan 13, 2013

why 3 years away?????

10. SavageLucy42

Posts: 211; Member since: Mar 24, 2011

Aw yeah. Movies based on video games are always good!

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