Angry Birds

Courtesy of Rovio Entertainment

Yes, you read that right—the extremely addicting and a lot of the times frustrating game is going to be hitting the big screen in 3-D come summer of 2016.

Rovio Entertainment announced today that Despicable Me producer John Cohen has signed on as producer of the upcoming Angry Birds flick, along with David Maisel, former chairman of Marvel Studios and executive producer of Iron Man, as executive producer. 

"John's an exceptionally talented producer, and we're delighted to have him join the flock," Mikael Hed, CEO of Rovio Entertainment, said in a statement.

"With John's hands-on producer background and David´s expertise in establishing and running his own successful studio, these two are the dream team for making a movie outside the studio system. Both professionals have the ideal skills and vision to achieve incredible things."

Cohen adds, "I'm so excited and honored to be working on this film with Mikael, David, and Rovio's incredibly talented game developers and artists...I've personally spent countless hours playing the Angry Birds games over the last few years, which I can now happily justify as research for the movie."

The three-year-old franchise has had over 1 billion downloads, and recently launched their Star Wars-inspired game.

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