Angry Birds Movie 2 set to hit theatres in 2019, coinciding with 10th anniversary of original Angry Birds game
Following the success of The Angry Birds Movie, which slingshot to nearly $350 million in worldwide box office and launched a global movie brand; Columbia Pictures in association with Rovio Entertainment Ltd. are once again joining forces on the next high-velocity adventure as the flightless birds and scheming green piggies take their beef to the next level in The Angry Birds Movie 2.
According to a press statement by Sony Pictures, the sequel is set to hit theaters on September 20, 2019, coinciding with the 10th anniversary of the original Angry Birds game.
The Angry Birds Movie 2 will be directed by Thurop Van Orman (The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack, Adventure Time). Van Orman recently worked at Disney and Sony Pictures Animation. The film will be co-directed by John Rice (King of the Hill, Rick and Morty), who served as lead storyboard artist on The Angry Birds Movie and directed the popular Angry Birds Hatchlings shorts.
The film will be produced by John Cohen (Despicable Me, The Angry Birds Movie). Peter Ackerman (FX’s “The Americans,” Ice Age) is writing the screenplay.
Sony Pictures Imageworks will once again be handling the animation for the film, which will be with the collaboration of Sony Pictures Animation. Also returning from The Angry Birds Movie will be production designer Pete Oswald and character art director Francesca Natale.
The Angry Birds Movie opened at #1 in 50 countries around the globe in May 2016, becoming the second-highest-grossing video game adaptation of all time. The Angry Birds games have been downloaded over 3.7 billion times.
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