Perhaps the first truly revolutionary mobile game remains one of the first that was released, Rovio Entertainment’s Angry Birds. Yes, in the age of countless new mobile game releases, the destructive animals that crash through structures remain at the top of popularity chain. As a result, an Angry Birds film was immediately thrust into development. Now, the release date for the project has been temporarily set for 2016.
In 2010 Rovio made moves to build its own self-contained studio (much like Marvel) so that it might produce TV and film based on their gaming releases. At that time, David Maisel signed on to executive produce an Angry Birds movie project. Now, John Cohen (Despicable Me) has been added as a producer as well.