The movie will be a 3D animated film, announced Rovio. The developer also confirmed that producer of Despicable Me and Ice Age, John Cohen has signed on to be the producer while former chairman of Marvel Studios, David Maisel will act as executive producer of the feature film.
“John’s an exceptionally talented producer, and we’re delighted to have him join the flock. 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,” said Rovio chief executive officer Mikael Hed.
Rovio’s website quotes Cohen, “I’m so excited and honored to be working on this film with Mikael, David, and Rovio’s incredibly talented game developers and artists. From both an entertainment and strategic perspective, Rovio is at the forefront of game innovation and is trailblazing terrific new ways for Angry Birds fans to interact with these characters. I’ve personally spent countless hours playing the Angry Birds games over the last few years, which I can now happily justify as research for the movie.”