Rovio have revealed that Angry Birds are heading to theatres in the summer of 2016. A feature film is being planned and Despicable Me producer John Cohen has signed on. Rovio also tied up David Maisel, former Chairman of Marvel Studios and executive producer of Iron Man, as executive producer.
Rovio are producing and financing the film on their own in order to retain full creative control. There is no information about the plot (although we tend to think it will involve birds and pigs embroiled in epic combat), or the animation technique that will be used.
"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."