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Angry Birds film announced

Angry Birds film announced

The film is being funded and produced by Rovio outside of the studio system.

Angry Birds is heading to the big screen with a 3D CG animated feature length film aiming for a summer 2016 release.

The film will be financed and produced by Angry Birds developer Rovio Entertainment and has Despicable Me producer John Cohen attached to help with production. Former Marvel Studios chairman and Iron Man executive producer David Maisel has also been named as Angry Birds' executive producer.

Rovio intends to create the film outside of the studio system meaning it will retain full creative control of the project. It is basing the venture on the model used by Marvel Studios in its own highly successful run of films.

'With John’s hands-on producer background and David´s expertise in establishing and running his own successful studio, these two are the dream team for making a movie outside the studio system. Both professionals have the ideal skills and vision to achieve incredible things,' said Rovio Entertainment chief executive Mikael Hed.

Rovio has already experimented with brining the irritable avians to a television format with a series of cartoons originally airing on Nicktoons.

Setting the absurdly high benchmark of just how well a mobile title can actually perform, Angry Birds has broken the billion downloads mark since its 2009 release and Rovio has branched out to develop several sequels and spin-offs including a licensed tie-in for the animated film Rio and even a Star Wars themed version which has enjoyed surprisingly positive reviews.

In terms of merchandise, if you can think of it there is probably an Angry Birds version of it out there somewhere. Considering the games have moved into plush toys, books, board games, the aforementioned cartoons and even theme parks, a film was all but inevitable.

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azrael- 12th December 2012, 10:44 Quote
A new low in movie history.
liratheal 12th December 2012, 11:23 Quote
...Oh dear.
Mister_Tad 12th December 2012, 11:47 Quote
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Rovio intends to create the film outside of the studio system meaning it will retain full creative control of the project

In other words, not a single studio wanted to pick it up?
XXAOSICXX 12th December 2012, 12:10 Quote
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Originally Posted by Mister_Tad
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Rovio intends to create the film outside of the studio system meaning it will retain full creative control of the project

In other words, not a single studio wanted to pick it up?

Bingo!
GuilleAcoustic 12th December 2012, 12:55 Quote
OMG ... I really hate those birds ... we are invaded !!!
Adnoctum 12th December 2012, 13:35 Quote
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richiehatchet 12th December 2012, 13:57 Quote
Still have never played or even seen the aforementioned game. Do I win something? :-P
flibblesan 12th December 2012, 14:26 Quote
Summer 2016 release.. oh dear. By the time that comes out there will be some other game that people are playing other than Angry Birds - which has lost a lot of it's popularity already IMO. Massive fail.
Jipa 12th December 2012, 18:20 Quote
Meh atleast you lot aren't Finnish and don't (probably) have to see angry birds candies, soft drinks, plushies, even coffee ffs every time you go to the grocery store.

Good for the people making money on it, but this is just retarded.
Anfield 12th December 2012, 20:55 Quote
Uwe Boll should be happy at least, after the Angry Birds movie fails he will only be the 2nd worst thing happened to game related movies.
mars-bar-man 12th December 2012, 21:55 Quote
In related news, Draw Something: The Movie is scheduled for a 2017 release, and will consist of people drawing. For 2 hours. No dialogue as there wasn't any in the original game.

I can't ****ing wait.
gosh 13th December 2012, 04:54 Quote
holding out for "farmville - the movie", every 20min of it's runtime it stops unless you pay more or text everyone on your phone asking for resources. possibly better than the freemium movie concept though, anyone can get in but half the screen is covered with ads unless you pay £5 for the glasses to filter it out.
The_Beast 13th December 2012, 06:07 Quote
PLEASE be live action and not animated.



If it's going to fail, it might as well terrabad
Spreadie 13th December 2012, 15:44 Quote
You cannot even begin to quantify the immensity of the f**k I do not give.
yougotkicked 14th December 2012, 02:33 Quote
sorry, I read "2016 release" and went no further. Smart money says this won't ever be released, and the conspiracy theorist in me thinks this is just a marketing stunt since they haven't hired an actual studio to make it.
Bituser 14th December 2012, 02:54 Quote
This is right up there with the hundreds of angry bird rip off products I've seen in dollar stores. Hilarious to look at, but it gets old quick.

If it is slated for a 2016 release won't the hype have died down by then? I think its popularity has already begun to sink.
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