Yes, The Angry Birds Movie is on the way.
The first trailer has been released for the adaptation of the hugely popular mobile game, and just like that video game, you can already see droves throwing money its way. More versions of the game, more toys, more merchandise of every kind. Hide your children.
Featuring a huge voice cast that includes Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Kate McKinnon, with Bill Hader, and Peter Dinklage, The Angry Birds Movie tells the story of Red…an angry bird…who lives on an island populated by flightless birds. When mysterious green pigs arrive on the island, it’s up to him and a few other outsiders to figure out why they’ve turned up.
The first trailer doesn’t give away any plot details, instead serving as an introduction to our key characters. The animation is lively, the voice cast is strong, and the humour on display is amiable. We’ll see.
The feature directorial debut of storyboard artist Fergal Reilly (The Iron Giant, Spider-Man 2) and animator Clay Kaytis (Wreck-It Ralph, Frozen). Penned by The Simpsons Movie screenwriter Jon Vitti.
The Angry Birds Movie, also featuring voice work from Keegan-Michael Key, Tony Hale, Ike Barinholtz, Hannibal Buress, Jillian Bell, Danielle Brooks, Romeo Santos, and Smosh (Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla), will hit the U.S. on May 20 and Australia on June 9.
Synopsis for The Angry Birds Movie:
The movie takes us to an island populated entirely by happy, flightless birds – or almost entirely. In this paradise, Red (Jason Sudeikis – We’re the Millers, Horrible Bosses), a bird with a temper problem, speedy Chuck (Josh Gad in his first animated role since Frozen), and the volatile Bomb (Danny McBride – This is the End, Eastbound and Down) have always been outsiders. But when the island is visited by mysterious green piggies, it’s up to these unlikely outcasts to figure out what the pigs are up to.