Well, it is finally happening. An Android game will be gracing the big screen. It was only a matter of time before something like this happened. After all, Video games have been providing Hollywood with movie ideas for decades. Now, well known Rovio Entertainment and their Angry Birds franchise will be making a movie. The best part is they have some pretty heavy hitters helping out.
Perhaps the biggest news is that John Cohen, who helped produced such movies as Despicable Me in 2010 and Hop in 2011, has signed on to help Rovio produce this film. David Maisel, who was the executive producer of Iron Man, will hold that same position for the Angry Birds movie.
The film itself will be financed by Rovio Entertainment. This means that there won’t be any wayward Hollywood screw balls messing with their concept. Indeed, as The Verge reports, Rovio intends to keep creative control over Angry Birds.
This isn’t the first time there has been a mention of a movie. There has been talk about it for over a year, but this is the first time Rovio has confirmed anything. You can read the full press release over at Rovio’s website.
It’s a concern that many people have expressed. Angry Birds has about half a dozen releases currently and they are played by millions of people worldwide. However, trends can die quickly. Four years ago, MySpace was the most visited social networking site on the internet. There is four years to wait for an Angry Birds movie. So it really may not be relevant by then.
However, even if it is deemed irrelevant, it could still be a success. After all, Lord of the Rings was written between 1937 and 1949. The movies were made decades later and they were still box office sensations and instant classics. Lord of the Rings was never really irrelevant, but most of the people who read the novels when they first came out are now dead. People would likely go see Angry Birds for nostalgia, if nothing else.
John Cohen and David Maisel signing on to the Angry Birds movie certainly makes it very interesting. Will anyone go see the Angry Birds movie when it’s released?
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