Big Screen Angry Birds Planned


An Angry Birds film is in development as part of a large cross-merchandising franchise, reports Variety.

The film (which may end up playing instead as a series of shorts) will be based on the hugely popular iPhone application from Rovio that has the player using a slingshot to shoot different types of birds at villainous pigs.

As far as adapting the property goes, plans are unclear at this stage as to the specific format. Rovio’s CEO Mikael Hed mentions either shorts or, possibly, a feature film (or both) and likens the intended final product to both Aardman Animation as well as Pixar.

Watch a trailer for the Angry Birds mobile game below: