Animation veterans Clay Kaytis (Tangled, Frozen) and Fergal Reilly (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Hotel Transylvania) have signed on to direct Angry Birds for Sony and Rovio Entertainment.
Rovio Entertainment has hired Despicable Me producer John Cohen to help shepherd the CG-animated adaptation of its hit Angry Birds video games to the big screen. Former Marvel Studios chairman David Maisel will executive producer.
If there’s one thing that a quick look at the current state of television and movies will tell you, it’s that there’s not much need for original ideas when there’s so much out there ready and waiting to be adapted, updated or just outright ripped off. That’s why we’ve decided to help in that process with a series which offers up some of the things we’d like to see being brought to big screen or small. This week’s suggestion? Angry Birds.
Rovio confirms that Angry Birds is headed for the big screen, with ex-Marvel chairman David Maisel leading the way.
An animated series based on the popular iPad and iPhone game is in development, though exactly how it will air — as a television series or as webisodes — remains unclear.