'Angry Birds' Movie Eyes 2014 Release Date

Former Marvel Studios chairman David Maisel comes on as a special advisor and executive producer on this video game adaptation.
Angry Birds eyes 2014 release date
Angry Birds eyes 2014 release date
Development on a theatrical adaptation of Rovio's popular Smart Phone game Angry Birds is moving forward, with former Marvel Studios chairman David Maisel coming aboard as a special advisor.

Angry Birds is still a long way from seeing theater screens, with the earliest year for release being 2014. David Maisel will serve as an executive producer on the project. He is also the executive producer behind this summer's Captain America: The First Avenger and Thor.

Here is what David Maisel had to say about the film.

"There has been so much chatter about an Angry Birds' movie, but it's now real. The process is starting now. People are interacting with these characters six inches from them each time they play, and that creates an emotional connection. This is not an American thing. It's not even a Finnish thing. It's a global thing that's something I've never seen before. It will be exciting to expand (this intellectual property) within Hollywood."


Finnish animation studio Kombo, which was acquisitioned last year by Rovio, will produce a series of animated shorts introducing each character, and these will lead directly into the launch of the feature film. It isn't known how soon the first of these shorts will become available to the viewing public.

Angry Birds comes to theaters July 1st, 2016. The film is directed by Clay Kaytis, Fergal Reilly.



Sources: Variety

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Comments (16)

  1. Brian Imabeast Coolasice

    I think they should but this year i don't think 2014 is going to exist

    2 years agoby @Brian-Imabeast-CoolasiceFlag

  2. Corey W.

    The game pisses me off. Can't get passed level two. F*ck this movie lol

    3 years agoby @coreyFlag

  3. Nicholaus XX

    An app turning into a movie? Marvelous. (If you can't already tell, it's sarcasm).

    3 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  4. Stansfield

    why?

    3 years agoby @StansfieldFlag

  5. Pjwolsker

    no

    3 years agoby @pjwolskerFlag

  6. ZanyZap

    Haven't played it. But I know a few friends who attend ABA and even more who have checked into rehab.

    3 years agoby @zanyzapFlag

  7. CUPID

    Fail.

    3 years agoby @cupidFlag

  8. ROFLitschristian

    Never really hoped on the Angry Birds train. Fun, but I've seen it before. A movie though would be kind of fun to watch.

    3 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  9. skywise

    This has fail written all over it

    3 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  10. Dan

    "Development on a theatrical adaptation of Rovio's popular "Smart Phone game" Angry Birds"....

    Notice the "smart phone" bit? Yeah, that's a big hint that this idea is F*CKING LAME.

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  11. Kazuma415

    It's a fun game, but how in the hell can it be a movie? It's pretty obvious it'll be in 3D.

    3 years agoby @kazumaFlag

  12. Ghostman

    I already see it now: James Cameron's 'Angry Birds' in 3D...it's going to be epic

    3 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  13. m2

    A t.v show? I could understand. A movie? Really?

    3 years agoby @m2Flag

  14. K.Guy

    How?

    3 years agoby @kguyFlag

  15. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    So this is happening?

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  16. incmob

    not sure about a movie... but the game is addicting as hell!

    3 years agoby @incmobFlag