Rovio’s wildly-popular game app “Angry Birds” will received the big screen treatment as cited by Comingsoon.net. The big screen animation will be helmed by first time directors Fergal Reilly and Clay Kaytis with a script penned by “The Simpsons” writer Jon Vitti. This also marks the first big screen film for Rovio.
Rovio Entertainment CEO Mikael Hed said:
“I’m very excited that Fergal and Clay have joined us, bringing with them their vast expertise. They are two of the brightest rising talents in animation, and I’m confident we are building the right team to tell the story of Angry Birds and deliver an amazing movie experience to our fans.”
Producer John Cohen commented:
“David, Catherine and I are thrilled to welcome Fergal and Clay to the Angry Birds filmmaking team. They both have an extraordinary range of talents, and we’re looking forward to working with them to bring the birds and pigs to life on the big screen.”
Rovio has launched a weekly Angry Birds Toons animated series as part of a campaign to pave the way for the hotly-anticipated big screen adaptation. The series was launched in March through its Angry Birds apps, as well as on select video-on-demand channel providers, Smart TVs, connected devices, and on select TV networks around the world. It reportedly surpassed one billion views in its first seven months of release.
The animated movie is planned for a July 1, 2016 release.