Despicable Me producer signed up to produce the big screen adaptation of the insanely popular mobile game.
Mobile games publisher Rovio is currently celebrating the third anniversary of the original Angry Birds release, and has revealed that the long rumoured Angry Birds film will hit cinemas in summer 2016.
The movie will be a 3D computer generated affair, the standard for most animated films today, while Despicable Me producer John Cohen has been enlisted to work his magic on the film in the same role, working alongside exec producer David Maisel who was the exec producer of Iron Man.
The fact the film is a solid three and a half years away suggests Rovio has complete confidence that interest in the franchise won't wane during that period, especially as the feature will be entirely produced and financed by Rovio Entertainment.
Mikael Hed, CEO of Rovio Entertainment, said: "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."
Cohen, added: "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."