'Angry Birds' flying to the big screen in 2016
In one of the most high-profile deals of the year, Sony has won the distribution rights to the "Angry Birds" animated film, based on the smash video game.
The 3D film is being produced by Rovio Entertainment, the game's creator, and will be released worldwide July 1, 2016.
"Angry Birds" kicked off in 2009 with the original mobile game that stands as the number one paid app of all time. The series has scored a combined 1.7 billion downloads across all platforms so far.
John Cohen ("Despicable Me") will produce, while David Maisel ("Iron Man") will act as executive producer on the project, although no writer or director have yet been named.
Are you excited to see an "Angry Birds" film?