Angry Birds movie talks heated up on Wednesday when Sony announced via press release that it would be teaming up with Rovio to bring a film version of the popular video game to the big screen by July 1, 2016.
“Every studio in town would love to add Angry Birds to their slate,” said Sony boss Amy Pascal. “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.”
The game franchise has dabbled in films before with Angry Birds Star Wars and Angry Birds Rio games, but, until today, it was always the movies coming to the Birds, and not the other way around.
Empire noted on Wednesday that at this time, Sony doesn’t have a voice team, a script, a director, or even a plot, but it can’t be too hard to figure, right?
Just add in some green porkies, mix with a variety of battering birdies, blend with 3D animation, and boom, you’ve got yourself a blockbuster.
Of course, there is a danger that the franchise might be played out by the time an Angry Birds movie comes along, but we doubt it. The series is so ingrained in popular culture at this point with plush toys, “real-world” games, and constantly updated variations featuring hundreds of hours of gameplay.
As long as it doesn’t turn out like this, it should be fine:
Actually, on second thought, that would be absolutely awesome.
Anyhow, if you just can’t wait until 2016, the little bombers have an animated series already, so make sure you check it out.
What do you think of Sony and Rovio pairing for an Angry Birds movie?