Rovio has revealed that it will be releasing a feature film for Angry Birds. The official announcement was made yesterday on the third anniversary of the release of Angry Birds, which has now been downloaded over one billion times across various platforms and versions.
The 3D CG-animated film will debut in summer 2016 and will be produced by John Cohen, who produced Despicable Me in 2010. David Maisel, former chairman of Marvel Studios and executive producer of Iron Man, will act as executive producer for the movie.
Cohen believes that “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.”
Rovio will produce and finance the movie outside the studio system, retaining full creative control over the project.