Angry Birds movie

4 Jul – David Maisel, the former chairman of Marvel Studios and the executive producer of "Iron Man", "Thor", and "Captain America: The First Avenger", is planning to adapt the popular mobile game "Angry Birds" into a feature length film, according to a report by Variety website.

The project is currently in the planning stages with Maisel in talks with screenwriters, directors and Rovio; the company behind the game who hopes to follow in the steps of animation studio; Pixar.

"There has been so much chatter about an "Angry Birds" movie, but it's now real," Maisel told Variety. "The process is starting now."

Maisel added, "People are interacting with these characters six inches from them each time they play, and that creates an emotional connection. This is not an American thing. It's not even a Finnish thing. It's a global thing that's something I've never seen before. It will be exciting to expand within Hollywood."

The "Angry Birds" game which has been downloaded more than 250 million times since its launch in 2009, allows players to use a slingshot to help a flock of animated birds destroy a group of evil pigs who steal their eggs.

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