It has been confirmed that there are plans afoot to make a big screen adaptation of the hit game Angry Birds. Angry Birds the movie will boast the talents of Despicable Me producer John Cohen and former Marvel Studios chairman David Maisel as executive producer.
Rovio Entertainment CEO Mikael Hed said, “With John's hands-on producer background and David's expertise in establishing and running his own successful studio, these two are the dream team for making a movie outside the studio system. Both professionals have the ideal skills and vision to achieve incredible things.”
Cohen then said, “I'm so excited and honoured to be working on this film with Mikael, David, and Rovio's incredibly talented game developers and artists. From both an entertainment and strategic perspective, Rovio is at the forefront of game innovation and is trailblazing terrific new ways for Angry Birds fans to interact with these characters.
He added, “I've personally spent countless hours playing the Angry Birds games over the last few years, which I can now happily justify as research for the movie.”
The Angry Birds game has a huge global following and has even made addicts of stars such as actress Yvonne Strahovski, who regularly tweets about her Angry Birds addiction.
The Angry Birds movie will be released in 2016 but for now, check out the clip for the Angry Birds Star Wars game, below.