Angry Birds movie landing in 2016

Been angry-birds-movie-top630sitting on the edge of your nest waiting for that big screen adaptation of Angry Birds? You might want to get comfortable.

The good news is that Rovio has finally announced when the feature film based on its flagship franchise will be released. The bad news? It’s not going to be ready until 2016.

Read more at Yahoo! Games

Angry Birds maker snags Marvel movie producer

David Maisel, the former chairman and executive vice president of Marvel Comic’s entertainment arm, is joining the Angry Birds.

Maisel is the latest hire at Rovio, which is looking to expand its hit iPhone game into several new fields, including television and film. And given Maisel’s executive producer credits on “Iron Man” (and its sequel), “Thor,” “Captain America” and “The Incredible Hulk,” it seems to be getting more serious about film.

Read more at Variety’s Technotainment blog

Rovio has expansion plans

The Angry Birds are getting ready to fling themselves at Hollywood in an even more aggressive fashion.

Rovio Mobile has acquired Finish animation studio Kombo and plans to use the group to expand its push into new areas of the entertainment biz far beyond the company’s gaming roots.

Read more at Daily Variety