(For Some Strange Reason) Angry Birds The Movie is Still Happening

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You and everyone you know may have already stopped playing “Angry Birds” on their iPhone or Android or whatever it is you’re hauling around these days, but Rovio Entertainment aren’t quite ready to give up squeezing blood from a stone on their childhood dream of realizing an “Angry Birds” movie.

To help accomplish this, Rovio Entertainment has now brought on “Despicable Me” producer John Cohen to help make an “Angry Birds” movie a reality. They’ve also added the talents of one David Maisel, a former Chairman of Marvel Studios and executive producer of “Iron Man” to executive produce, with the aim of pushing out a 3D CG-animated feature film by summer 2016, because kids everywhere won’t be wondering what the hell “Angry Birds” is four years from now. Nope, not at all.

Besides producing “Despicable Me”, Cohen has intimate knowledge of Rovio’s “characters”, saying:

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.

Hey, nice gig if you can get it, I suppose.

But seriously … an “Angry Birds” movie? I suppose it could work. I mean, who thought the minions of “Despicable Me” would become such crowd favorites? And those nutty things are getting their own spin-off movie. So there you go.

By the way, there are Star Wars-themed Angry Birds games now. Huh. When did that happen?