The popular mobile app from Rovio will be getting the big-screen treatment in the near future, according to Variety. The Finnish company recently hired producer David Maisel, the former Marvel Studios chairman, as an adviser on the forthcoming film.
Maisel, who has also produced films like Iron Man, Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger, expressed his enthusiasm at joining the project, stating that he believes the world of the game can easily be expanded upon in a film.
"There has been so much chatter about an Angry Birds movie, but it's now real," Maisel confirmed. "People are interacting with these characters six inches from them each time they play, and that creates an emotional connection… It's a global thing that's something I've never seen before. It will be exciting to expand within Hollywood."
In August of last year, Rovio announced that it wanted to expand Angry Birds into new platforms such as movies, animated TV shows and comics.
The Finnish company revealed in January that a TV series featuring the popular characters was in development.
Watch a trailer for the David Maissel-produced Captain America: The First Avenger below: