‘Angry Birds’ Movie Gets a Release Date

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Angry Birds General Angry Birds Movie Gets a Release Date

The world knew it was coming, and now it seems that the film adaptation of Angry Birds is officially on its way.

The project – based on the phenomenally successful video game series – has been discussed for years and was most recently mentioned as a potential 2016 release. Now we have even more detail on when fans of those furious feathered creatures can expect to see them on the big screen.

Sony Pictures has now acquired the exclusive worldwide distribution rights to the Angry Birds film and plans to release it in theaters on July 1, 2016. It marks the first film project for Rovio Entertainment, the developer behind the Angry Birds games. Producers John Cohen (Despicable Me) and David Maisel (Iron Man) will help guide the project.

While film adaptations of video game properties don’t have the best history when it comes to quality filmmaking, an Angry Birds film has been inevitable for quite some time. After all, the original 2009 mobile application still remains the most popular paid app of all time, and that brand recognition has only increased in the years since, spawning everything from animated series to numerous book and toy tie-ins.

 Angry Birds Movie Gets a Release Date

The simplicity of the Angry Birds premise – which involves using a slingshot to catapult birds into a den of pigs in an attempt to get their eggs back – may not immediately lend itself to the narrative structure required of a film. However, in the right hands, the film may feature a sensibility similar to something like Chicken Run. Plus, if the muttering minions of the Despicable Me franchise can become so wildly popular with young viewers, certainly the same can be said of the furry characters of Angry Birds.

Essentially, Angry Birds marks the latest effort to translate the simplest of premises into a film franchise to capitalize on its broad appeal. In recent years, everything from last summer’s Battleship to Lego has found its way into Hollywood’s sights, and the latter project reached out to the team behind Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs to find just the right approach to bring the quirky sense of adventure to the Lego film. That being said, the creators of the Angry Birds film will have to tread carefully if they hope to make a fun, entertaining film experience out of the games.


As mentioned above, Angry Birds will fly into theaters on July 1, 2016. Stay tuned to Screen Rant for details on the film as they become available.

Source: Sony

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  1. Well it could be fun. I’m not going to start slagging it off until I hear more

  2. Will people even care by 2016?

    • nope.

  3. They should do a live-action version… make gritty and ultra-realistic! With time travel and explosions and so much 3-Dimensional CGI it makes your goddam eyes bleed!! Get Michael Bay on the phone stat!!!

    • Hell yeah!!! I’ll buy midnight tickets for that

      • LOL… dammit! Somebody always thinks of my great ideas before I do!

  4. Oh dear lawdy Dx The creators are milking everyy last drop out of this before people get tired of it, as some one mentioned in a comment above; will anyone really care anymore by 2016? This is pathetic and so depressing…

  5. Why is it pathetic? Owners of an incredibly popular IP that’s popular with adults and children want to branch it out to other mediums. Quite logically the first thought would be a CG animated kids comedy’ don’t know why they haven’t already. Sounds logical and like good business. The designs alone are appealing and I’m sure some fun battle scenes can occur just from the birds vs pigs premise alone.
    Why is any of this pathetic? I’m so bored on people crapping on everything all the time. At least it’s base on a modern, original property and not a remake…

    • It’s a movie about a game about killing pigs by kamikaze shooting birds at them.

      • Well that sounds cool

        • More plot than a Michael Bay movie

  6. Battleship.

    Enough said.

    • That’s an absolutely crazy comparison jeff. C’mon

      • No Mark.

        If they Made Battleship

        They can make Angry Birds into a movie.

        • @jeff. Haha, I’ll just shut my fat pie hole. Apologies!

          • @MarkBartlett

            Oh please! I worded it wrong LOL.

            But…They Made Battleship. Angry Birds does not surprise me…Nothing really does anymore when it comes to movies.

  7. I can honestly say I’ve never played Angry Birds and have no desire to.

    I see this being better off as a direct-to-video thing like Disney’s Tinkerbell movies or the Barbie movies that keep being churned out.

    • @Dazz…I should helm the project since I have made successful video game adaptations. I already cast mg lead Michael Pare…in Boll you should trust.

  8. Really? The game is dumb and so will be the movie. I think I rather see a Battleship 2 then Angry Birds. Both are a waste of time! Talk about milking the cash cow!

  9. My son is obsessed with angry birds. Can’t wait!!! Wish it was sooner.