Angry Birds, best known as a cell phone video game, is banking off of its unpredictable success and is being turned into a feature film.
Rovio Entertainment has announced that Despicable Me producer John Cohen, has signed on to produce the animation. Also included in the deal, is former chairman of Marvel Studios, David Maisel. He will be an executive producer for the film.
Cohen is the best man for the job, given his past works on Despicable Me in 2010, which grossed $543.1 million worldwide and Hop, which grossed $183.9 million. He also worked closely with Blue Sky Studios on films including Ice Age, Robots, Ice Age: The Meltdown and Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who.
“John’s experience, expertise, and passion are perfect for the Angry Birds film and I look forward to working with him to create the best movie experience for all the fans,” said Maisel.
Angry Birds will be Rovio Entertainment first film ever, but since their introduction of Angry Birds back in 2009, they’ve made more than $1 billion in downloads.
The film is schedule for release in the summer of 2016.