Iron Man, Despicable Me producers behind Angry Birds movie

David Maisel, John Cohen bringing 3D CGI feature film based on Rovio's bird-flinging series to theaters during summer 2016.

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The Angry Birds movie will hit theaters during summer 2016, Rovio Entertainment announced today. Iron Man producer David Maisel is attached as executive producer, with Despicable Me producer John Cohen also on board in a producing role for the untitled 3D CGI film.

The Angry Birds film will be produced and financed entirely by Rovio Entertainment with no help from an outside studio. This will allow the company to "retain full creative control while creating innovative entertainment at the highest level of quality," the company said in a statement. The Angry Birds film marks Rovio's first foray in the movie business.

Prior to his work with Illumination Entertainment/Universal Pictures on Despicable Me and Hop, Cohen was vice president of production at Twentieth Century Fox Animation. There, he worked with Greenwich, Connecticut-based Blue Sky Studios on its major films including Ice Age, Robots, and Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who.

"I've personally spent countless hours playing the Angry Birds games over the last few years, which I can now happily justify as research for the movie," Cohen said in a statement.

Maisel is a former chairmen of Marvel Studios and served as executive producer on Captain America: The First Avenger, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, and the aforementioned Iron Man and its sequel, Iron Man 2.

No information regarding the Angry Birds film plot has been announced, nor has a director or possible voice cast.

Discussion

5 comments
Elena_The_Turk
Elena_The_Turk

If this is actually made into a movie and people still play angry birds, I will suck 3 c*cks for free :/

mav_destroyer
mav_destroyer

I don't care if the world's greatest director is working on this movie, won't make it any less lame or over milked.

00LiteYear
00LiteYear

4 years  from now? I've only played an hour of Angry Birds in my life.

Saketume
Saketume

Is this going to be next friday's feedbackula topic?

Komania
Komania

Angry Birds are a fad. By 2016 they will be irrelevant in culture, and the movie will bomb even if it is well done (and that is a very bid "if")

Hurvl
Hurvl

Oh, this sure seems like a good idea. They're going to make a movie with no speech, no story to build on (or ruin for that matter) and no experience in film making. An Angry Birds Star Wars parody movie would be better.

TwilightPhoenix
TwilightPhoenix

lolwut?

 

Seriously, the games have little to no plot as is.  And this movie not even being made by an actual movie studio but rather the game's developers.  It looks like it'll be trying to sell based more on hype and name than anything else.  There's two things here that'll utterly kill its movie potential, especially the latter.

 

Plus, its Angry Birds.  Its just the next fad in the casual games market, such as the Sims and others before it.  (Yes, I know people still play the Sims, but it's not as big as it used to be).

rileyfleming00
rileyfleming00

how can they even make a storyline, i mean really

Riddick123
Riddick123

Will anyone still have an interest in Angry Birds 3 years from now.  Getting old already IMO.

grbolivar
grbolivar

Angry Birds movie????? Ok someboy kill me now please....

RiKanKiDD
RiKanKiDD

This would make a great movie for the kids. I don't know why every one (including then men) on gamespot has their panties in a bunch. Stop being females. Why must you all cry about this game? Haha Pathetic indeed!.

GH05T-666
GH05T-666

what the hell? I hate angry birds so much!

y does angry birds get a movie?

its just like that stupid crazy frog ring tone that make a dance/pop song.. u people suck so much for buying this stuff and supporting it!

StinkySkunkGirl
StinkySkunkGirl

Male Anchor: In today's news, one person was shot at the premiere of the Angry Birds movie.

 

Female Anchor: There's an Angry Birds movie?

 

Male Anchor: That's right Michelle. An actual, full length Angry Birds movie, in theaters right now. Can you believe it?

 

Female Anchor: Wow. The world really HAS gone to hell in a handbasket, hasn't it? But only one person died? I didn't think anybody would even go to see a movie like that.

 

Male Anchor: See, that's the funny part of the story. When the shooter ran into the theater, there wasn't a single person there. Every seat was completely empty.

 

Female Anchor: Well then, Leonard, how did he kill one person if there wasn't anyb..... oh.

 

Male Anchor: That's right. When he went in there and didn't see anybody in the theater, he turned his attention towards the screen, watched for about thirty seconds, and subsequently put himself out of his misery.

 

Female Anchor: And that's the news for today. Tune in tomorrow for more news, and remember, we're the only network that doesn't lie and take bribes.

Overlord93
Overlord93

There are so many video games with engrossing and amazing stories, and what do they choose to make into a movie?

The mindless physics game, just because it sells.

Filthy casuals.

blueboxdoctor
blueboxdoctor

They should have the Angry Birds go to Farmville, remember that other game that was really popular, that's about where AB will be by time it comes out

tightwad34
tightwad34

You know it's going to be stupider than shit, yet it will do well in the box office. Why you ask? My answer is idiot America. Also, why in the hell is it going to take them 3+ years to make it?

i-blast-brain
i-blast-brain

no no no no no nnnnnoooooooo no no no no no no nononon no no no no o F@&% no no no no nnnoooo no no no no no no no no nnoonoooonononoono no no no no no no no no no no no no no hell no no no no, no! no? no......... I think im done now.

the_requiem
the_requiem

Why the hate and rage? I'd say this is perfect material to make movie because:

 

1. No gamer cares about the game or story, so no fear of "messing it up".

2. There is not much story "in-game" so there is lots they can do with the movie.

3. There is lots of brand recognition, making it potentially biggest gaming movie ever.

 

For those wondering what movie could be about, think Bug's Life.

Dr_Corndog
Dr_Corndog

2016? Maybe by then the Angry Birds fad will have died so this movie can, too.

ZachBobBob
ZachBobBob

Is anybody still going to give a crap about this franchise by 2016?

jon_bone
jon_bone

Why? Why? WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY????

UnwantedSpam
UnwantedSpam

Just another shameless cash in by Rovio. Seriously, how could a movie made from a game about slingshotting pissed off avians at gangreen infected pigs make any sense, or be any good?

 

You know what? I could make a video of me eating cereal for 8 hours straight, and I bet some schmuck at Hollywood would pick it up for a movie.

megakick
megakick

Not much of a story to the game this movie could be about a birthday party? Who knows....

Savior4Life
Savior4Life

Angry Birds is making a movie...!?!? That's it! I'm going to the basement to hang myself....

mtouchprod
mtouchprod

Angry Birds movie; a stupid idea? Or the stupidest idea ever?

Riddick123
Riddick123

 @grbolivar How would like to be killed?  Shot, beheaded or tossed off of a skyscraper?  We could probably find someone willing to do it.

okeanis
okeanis

 @tightwad34 The movie is CGI and in 3D; that's going to take some time. I do believe the three Toy Story movies took a couple years each; the first one maybe a bit longer. CG movies take longer to produce.

StinkySkunkGirl
StinkySkunkGirl

 @Kaine852 No, definitely not. The Dark Knight Rises is out on Blu-ray. If you're looking for somebody politically correct who's afraid of offending anybody and everybody, I highly recommend you ignore me and look elsewhere.