Sony Pictures Imageworks to film Angry Birds movie

The movie will be released in July of 2016

The movie will be released in July of 2016

VANCOUVER - The Angry Birds movie, based on the hit video game mobile application, is to partner with Sony Pictures Imageworks in Vancouver.

Rovio Entertainment, who will be making the movie, has chosen the Vancouver-based company as the primary animation house for the project.

British Columbia Premier, Christy Clark said in a statement that the project would open new employment fields.

Rovio CEO Mikael Hed said the movie would be released in July of 2016 and added that the studios in Vancouver are among the best ones in the world.

Fergal Reilly and Clay Kaytis are directing the movie and Jon Vitti has written the screenplay.

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