Sony developing animated Emoji movie

Sony developing animated Emoji movie
According to a report from entertainment industry sources, Emoji are going to be starring in their own animated feature film. Sony out bid two other studios (Paramount and Universal), paying seven figures for the rights to create the movie. Anthony Leondis will direct the film. His previous body of work includes Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters. Leondis will also co-write the script with Eric Siegel.

We expect that big name voice over actors will get the chance to speak for "Face with tears of joy" and "Smiling Face With Horns." Heck, if a movie can be made about Lego blocks, why not make one with Emoji?

What makes this so enticing for the studios is since no one owns the underlying rights to the characters, they are bidding on a plot and a storyboard and don't have to buy the rights to any characters. There is speculation that another Emoji based film is being shopped around to other studios, which could mean more than one Emoji flick makes it to the silver screen. There is no word on when any of these projects will be ready for a premiere.

If the big studio execs happen to be reading this, how about this for a blockbuster feature: Android v. iOS. It happens to be currently playing at a mobile carrier store near you.

Thanks for the tip!


source: Deadline, EW

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15 Comments

1. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

"If the big studio execs happen to be reading this, how about this for a blockbuster feature: Android v. iOS" No thanks, PA. This will make kids become more obssessed with their phones and tablets, and make Android or iOS as their God. Late 00's will be a disaster or we should refer them as "Generation Z". If the big studio execs happen to be reading this, how about this for a blockbuster feature: Generation Z.

2. Derekjeter

Posts: 1488; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Sony is making a movie about emojis??? Why?? The Interview wasn't enough of a flop and ridiculous piece of spit. Jesus man the crap that people come up with. Leave it to Sony to produce something like this.

4. Busyboy

Posts: 731; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

Well, considering both Paramount and Universal were bidding for it too, it means there's money to be made. Just look at the Pixels movie for example. Ridiculous idea, yet the trailer raked in more views and likes than that of "The Amazing Spiderman 2".

12. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

You say it like Sony isn't an entertainment giant

3. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Can't help but laugh, please die Sony

5. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

How nice of you, wishing a company to die, that means millions of people working in that company will lose their jobs and might suffer from starving. Your brain is filled with cholestrol, isn't it? People like you should be sent into the trashcan, because you're disgrace to humanity. And disgrace to humanity means disrespecting to humans, and disrespecting to humans means deserves no respect. So, idiots like you deserve no respect. Karma will strike you hard again soon.

6. Busyboy

Posts: 731; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

It's best to just ignore these types of people.

7. DirtyDan23

Posts: 280; Member since: Aug 12, 2014

Get baited m8

8. UncleSamWantsYou

Posts: 36; Member since: Jun 10, 2015

Playstation indeed sucK's deal with it

9. Busyboy

Posts: 731; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

Yeah, but over 20 million people would disagree with you.

11. mixedfish

Posts: 1555; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

He doesn't care, because his Chinese brethren will just end up taking over in the sweat shops.

13. Djz89

Posts: 443; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

Dont feed the trolls.

10. BobLawblaw unregistered

Next they'll be making movies about teabags and gone off ham..

14. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

Sorry, I don't mean any racist comment something like that. But since the new Emoji's have different colours, I am wondering if they will be all yellow or if they the characters will be having different skin colours from white, brown and black.

15. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Someone somewhere was like, "this hasn't been tried before, a lot of untried stuff became successes" Sony apparently said "lets try it!" I am....very sceptical, but who knows.

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