Clay Kaytis and Fergal Reilly have signed on to co-direct Rovio Entertainment's 3D CG-animated feature based on the popular "Angry Birds" mobile gaming franchise.
The pair are set to make their directorial debuts on the film. Katyis is a Disney animation veteran who worked on the likes of "Wreck-It Ralph" and "Tangled," Reilly has worked at Sony Pictures Animation for ten years and was involved with films such as "Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs" and "Hotel Transylvania".
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") is producing the film in-house at Rovio, with a July 1st 2016 release planned.
Source: Rovio Entertainment