Sony Flies With Angry Birds Film


Sony Flies With Angry Birds Film

by James White |
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Clearly not content with having conquered our phones, our tablets, our computers and every corner of toy shops, shoe shops, dog shops, outshops… hang on, we’re going all Tommy Lee Jones here. Anyway, Angry Birds creators Rovio have teamed up with Sony to bring the birds (and the pigs) to the big screen.

How you react to this news may depend on your love (or tolerance) for the squawking demolition experts and their snuffling, grunting porcine enemies.

The movie is in the early stages of planning, and will be 3D animated, after Sony won a bidding war for the global film rights. No word yet on writers, directors or even a plot, but it’ll likely explore the apparently long-standing conflict between the two species.

“Every studio in town would love to add Angry Birds to their slate,” said Sony boss Amy Pascal about the deal. “There are few titles out there that bring this kind of excitement, brand awareness and built-in audience to the table. 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.”

Assuming the filmmakers don’t get too caught up playing the game, it’ll hit the US on July 1, 2016.

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