App developer Rovio Entertainment has released a press release announcing that Jon Vitti will be directing the film based on the best selling app, Angry Birds. So, who exactly is this Vitti guy? No, he’s not one of Tony Soprano’s buddies. He’s actually an Emmy Award-winning writer and producer that has worked on King of the Hill, The Larry Sanders Show and The Office, but it’s his work on The Simpsons and The Simpsons Movie that he is most known for. Oh yeah, he also wrote Alvin and the Chipmunks and its sequel – but never mind that.
John Cohen (Despicable Me) and former Marvel exec David Maisel will serve as producers on the 3D animated film.
The Angry Birds app has been downloaded over 1 billion times across all platforms, making it the most successful paid app of all time.
ETA: USA – 1 July, 2016