Sony Pictures has scored worldwide distribution rights to the upcoming animated feature based on the immensely popular "Angry Birds" game app.
A July 1st 2016 release date has already been locked in for the 3D film which will be developed, produced, and financed by the game's creator Rovio Entertainment.
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.
John Cohen ("Despicable Me," "Alvin and the Chipmunks") will produce. The game remains the number one most downloaded app of all time.