‘Angry Birds’ 3D film
A joint venture between Sony Pictures Entertainment and Finnish game maker Rovio was announced mid this week to have the popular videogame Angry Birds onto the big screen in a new animated 3D film expected to be out in 2016. According to the plans, the film would follow the game’s foray into television with an animated weekly series that began two months ago. The weekly Angry Birds Toons animated series was launched through the app and select video-on-demand providers and TV networks around the world, with 150 million views within the first six weeks. Rovio Entertainment boss Mikael Hed said that Sony impressed them with their great attitude, determination, and professionalism.
They convinced them that they have found the right partners and team to help Rovio market and distribute the first motion picture. The Angry Birds videogame, is a game where players use a slingshot to launch birds at green ‘bad piggies’ in an attempt to rescue their eggs back. Since its launch in 2009, The Finnish company game has become the top paid app of all time with more than 1.7 billion downloads. Details released indicated that the animated 3D film version will be produced by Sony Pictures Animation unit. Producers David Maisel and John Cohen are both on board for the project although a director and cast will be revealed at a later date.