Rovio Entertainment has announced a Summer 2016 release date for the 3D CG animated feature based on the immensely popular "Angry Birds" mobile gaming series.
John Cohen ("Despicable Me," "Alvin and the Chipmunks") has been brought onboard to produce the film, joining the previously hired former chairman of Marvel Studios David Maisel who will serve as executive producer.
In the game, players use a slingshot to help a flock of animated birds destroy a group of evil pigs who stole their eggs. Over one billion downloads of the game have taken place since its launch in late 2009.
Rovio will produce and finance the movie outside the studio system and retain full creative control.
Source: Heat Vision