The gamer famous Angry Birds plan to slingshot their way into theaters and powerhouse producers are aiming to pull the trigger. Before you think we’re pulling your chain, the joke’s on you. Producers David Maisel and John Cohen have both signed on to produce this stunt of a production. Maisel leads Marvel Studios’ assembly and creation of its star lineup of flicks including Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, and Captain America. Cohen’s name alone holds major weight as well, his latest work, Despicable Me has become one of the highest grossing animated movies of all time.
Angry Birds Movie Might Actually Be Awesome
The movie is set to release early 2016 and with such an array of talent behind the scenes, there may be light at the end of the tunnel for these angry birds. Mikael Hed, CEO of the Rovio Entertainment, the Finland-based media company, plans to bank on their hired expertise for success. Except without Rovio’s expertise there wouldn’t have been an empire to build upon.
Angry Birds, the game, hit the ground running releasing on Apple’s iOS in December 2009. Rovio then raided the Android marketplace and charted an astounding $30 million downloads as of March 2011. Four more special edition games released upon its birth: Angry Birds Seasons, Angry Birds Rio, Angry Birds Space, Angry Birds Star Wars. There is no doubt that these recent editions perpetuated Angry Bird’s relevance, not that their reputation would subside anytime soon. Although aside from statistics does its popularity match their seemingly eager move to Hollywood?
Rovio Entertainment hopes to soar their 3-D movie into the fortified castles of expectation and amongst the rubble they may find themselves a crowd favorite. There is no flaw in their credentials, Rovio has reached a combined 1 billion downloads across all platforms including regular and special edition Angry Bird games. So it seems their addictive play has mastered the gaming world but will customers still satisfy their fix when it hits box offices? I guess we and the bad piggies will have to wait and see.