Rovio seems to be on a roll. Its games are not only doing well, they are attracting big Hollywood studio for movie tie-ins. Back in 2011 we saw Angry Birds Rio and the movie Rio, then earlier in the year we saw the movie tie-in ‘The Croods’ and now it has banked a deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment to release ‘Angry Birds 3D’ in 2016. Also Read - Rovio's operating profit drops by 73 percent as Angry Birds loses consumer appeal: Report
After changing the face of mobile games with its iconic Angry Birds game, featuring a set of angry birds with destructive powers in a vendetta against the villainous pigs that stole their eggs, the developer had also announced an animated television series that premiered back in March.
Michael Lynton, chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment said in a statement, Every studio in town would love to add ‘Angry Birds’ to their slate. There are few titles out there that bring this kind of excitement, brand awareness and built-in audience to the table.
According to Sony, David Maisel and John Cohen of Iron Man and Despicable Me fame, are on board for the project. Sony has yet to announce a director or cast.