Angry Birds, the game that started it all, turned three on Tuesday, the
makers of the game Rovio Entertainment announced it will be producing
and financing an Angry Birds 3D animated movie which is to release in
Rovio confirmed that Despicable Me producer John Cohen
has signed on as producer of the upcoming Angry Birds movie. David
Maisel, former Chairman of Marvel Studios and executive producer of Iron
Man, will be executive producer of the feature film.
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."
excited and honored to be working on this film with Mikael, David, and
Rovio's incredibly talented game developers and artists," said Cohen.
also released an update to the original Angry Birds game on Tuesday
that includes 30 new levels, a pink bird that first featured in Angry
and full iPhone 5 support.
Since its debut in 2009, the Angry
Birds game has been downloaded more than one billion times
across platforms and versions. The most recent venture, Angry Birds
Star Wars, soared to the top of the US iPhone charts within 2.5 hours of
Angry Birds franchise has expanded to include a wide variety of Angry
Birds-themed goodies including toys, and even a Angry Birds theme park