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On the third anniversary of the release of Angry Birds, Rovio Entertainment has announced that Despicable Me producer John Cohen has signed on as producer of the upcoming Angry Birds movie. David Maisel, former Chairman of Marvel Studios and executive producer of Iron Man, will be executive producer of the 3D CG-animated feature film, coming to theaters in summer 2016. The film will be produced and financed by Rovio Entertainment.

?John?s an exceptionally talented producer, and we?re delighted to have him join the flock,? said Mikael Hed, CEO of Rovio Entertainment. ?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. Both professionals have the ideal skills and vision to achieve incredible things.?

John Cohen most recently produced Illumination Entertainment/Universal Pictures? Despicable Me in 2010 and executive produced Illumination/Universal?s Hop in 2011. Prior to Illumination, Cohen was VP of Production at Twentieth Century Fox Animation. He worked closely with Blue Sky Studios on films including Ice Age, Robots, Ice Age: The Meltdown and Dr. Seuss? Horton Hears a Who. Cohen had the idea to reimagine Alvin and the Chipmunks and developed the 2007 film.

?I?m so excited and honored to be working on this film with Mikael, David, and Rovio?s incredibly talented game developers and artists,? said Cohen. ?From both an entertainment and strategic perspective, Rovio is at the forefront of game innovation and is trailblazing terrific new ways for Angry Birds fans to interact with these characters. I?ve personally spent countless hours playing the Angry Birds games over the last few years, which I can now happily justify as research for the movie.?

Following Marvel Studios? example, which was architected by David Maisel, Rovio will produce and finance the movie outside the studio system and retain full creative control while creating innovative entertainment at the highest level of quality.

?John?s experience, expertise, and passion are perfect for the Angry Birds film and I look forward to working with him to create the best movie experience for all the fans,? said David Maisel.

The upcoming movie marks Rovio Entertainment?s first foray into feature films, though fans have already gotten an introduction to the Angry Birds world through Rovio?s games, books, consumer products, and animations. Since its debut in 2009, the Angry Birds game has been downloaded more than 1 billion times across platforms and versions. The most recent venture, Angry Birds Star Wars, soared to the top of the US iPhone charts within 2.5 hours of release.

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you've got to be ****ing kidding me. how do you make a movie out of this?!? :huh:

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you've got to be ****ing kidding me. how do you make a movie out of this?!? :huh:

That's my thought too. How do you make a movie out of a game that involves flinging ****ed off birds at pigs of various sizes :p

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Will I have to be drunk or stoned to enjoy watching this?

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Will I have to be drunk or stoned to enjoy watching this?

Both. But you also must be cross-eyed while wearing a gas mask.

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I think its 2017 Oscar Winner for Best Picture :yes:

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I'm surprised we haven't seen one already.

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Just like the World of Warcraft Movie, Candy Land, Akira, and Ghostbusters III !

This movie is never comming out.

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By 2016 no one will care about Angry Birds, half dont now...

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Will Angry Birds still be popular in 2016? I'm guessing they will go the Worms route, a few more 2D games then jump into 3D and a few more 2D games but rendered in 3D. Forgot an angry Birds Kart racing game (there was a cancelled Worms kart game).

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Jason Staham as The red one

Gary Oldman is the King Green Pig Thing

Come on lets cast this right now!

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Jason Staham as The red one

Gary Oldman is the King Green Pig Thing

Come on lets cast this right now!

haha love it :D

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Isn't the 15 mins. of fame over for this game? It was old a long time ago.

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Jason Staham as The red one

Gary Oldman is the King Green Pig Thing

Come on lets cast this right now!

And Christopher Walken as the black bomb bird ;)

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I think they placed all their bets on 2012 being the end and started making jokes. But seriously, ain't THAT hard to come up with a story for a cartoon.

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Just like the World of Warcraft Movie, Candy Land, Akira, and Ghostbusters III !

This movie is never comming out.

Also The Bioshock movie as well, but that would be an awesome movie. I think once upon a time they were also going to make a spore movie.

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Also The Bioshock movie as well, but that would be an awesome movie. I think once upon a time they were also going to make a spore movie.

The problem with all those films is scripts...you want to get it right and with that takes time and multiple writers and rewrites

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So what is this the new Star Wars movie?

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if they do make a movie it will have NOTHING to do with the game and just steal the characters from the game to go on some wacky adventure.....

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Yeah, I do not think it would be that hard at all to make a movie. Talking animals, birds vs pigs, pretty much writes itself when you think about it.

Now it being good, yeah, no chance in hell, but again, really not that hard to write a movie based on the source material.

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That's my thought too. How do you make a movie out of a game that involves flinging ****ed off birds at pigs of various sizes :p

I think Tim Borton could probably make something out of this.

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Some how this will top Avatar :(

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I won't be watching it for sure. lol.

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now if Michael Bay directed this, it'd make sense.....

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Milking the cow after all milk has been milked!

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