Thursday, May 16, 2013
Sony Wins Rights To Rovio's Angry Bird Film
Culver City-based Sony Pictures Entertainment has won the exclusive worldwide distribution rights to the new, Angry Bird film from Rovio, Sony announced Wednesday. According to Sony, the 3D film is due to debut worldwide on July 1, 2016. Financial details of the win were not announced. Sony said that it won over the bids of several major studios, who were seeking global film rights to the animated movie. Sony said that John Cohen (Despicable Me) will serve as producer and David Maisel (Iron Man) will be executive producer on the film. Angry Birds has grown into a gigantic merchandising and licensing business, out of its humble roots as a popular, iPhone game.