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Angry Birds movie confirmed for 2016, Despicable Me producer on board

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Angry Birds will be made into a movie, Rovio has announced.

Releasing in summer 2016 and funded by Rovio Entertainment, it will feature the talents of Despicable Me producer John Cohen and former Marvel Studios chairman David Maisel as executive producer.

Angry Birds Rio
Angry Birds


Describing the partnership between Cohen and Maisel as a "dream team", Rovio Entertainment CEO Mikael Hed said: "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."

Cohen, meanwhile, who is on board as producer, said that working on the movie justifies the many hours he has spent playing the game.

"I'm so excited and honoured to be working on this film with Mikael, David, and Rovio's incredibly talented game developers and artists," revealed Cohen.

"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.

Angry Birds Space

© Rovio Mobile



"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," he added.

Angry Birds has been downloaded more than one billion times across all platforms since its debut in 2009.

The latest game in the franchise Angry Birds Star Wars recently launched on mobiles, tablets and PCs, climbing to the top of the iPhone charts within hours of its release.

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Watch a launch trailer for Angry Birds Star Wars below:



Screenshot gallery - Angry Birds Trilogy:

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