From a little smartphone video game to becoming licenced in everything from clothes to bath accessories, now comes word that “Angry Birds” will make the leap to the big screen. The progenitor of the game, Finnish developer Rovio Entertainment, has enlisted “Despicable Me’s” John Cohen to produce.
Mikael Hed, CEO of Rovio says about the newly-hired producer: “John’s an exceptionally talented producer, and we’re delighted to have him join the flock.” Cohen has been very active in the world of animation. Besides “Despicable Me,” there has been “Hop,” the “Ice Age” series, and helped usher in Alvin and the Chipmunks to a new generation.
The company had also hired David Maisel to executive produce. “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,” says CEO Hed, “Both professionals have the ideal skills and vision to achieve incredible things.” Maisel is best known for help ushering in the prominent line of Marvel movie heroes: Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, and Captain America.
Cohen went on to speak positively of the new working relationship: “I’m so excited and honored to be working on this film with Mikael, David and Rovio’s incredibly talented game developers and artists.” He continued to say, “I’ve personally spent countless hours playing the Angry Birds games the last few years, which I can now happily justify as research for the movie.”
Will this be the ultimate triumph for every “Angry Bird” fan? Or has the game series been played out? The “Angry Birds” movie will come out summer of 2016.
Source: Heat Vision