In case you’ve forgotten, Angry Birds is getting its own movie, and it finally has a trailer.
The trailer looks pretty decent as far as animated comedies go, and it has some interesting talent behind it, including Jason Sudekis, Peter Dinklage, Bill Hader, and Key from ‘Key and Peele.’
Meanwhile Clay Katis and Fergal Reilly are making their directorial debut, but the former was an animator on ‘Frozen,’ ‘Tangled’ and ‘Wreck-It Ralph,’ with the latter known as a storyboard artist for ‘Spider-Man 2,’ ‘The Iron Giant’ and ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.’
The movie likely carries significant weight for Rovio, which cut 260 jobs just last month. Despite over 50 million downloads, Angry Birds 2 couldn’t quite replicate the sensational success of the first game.
Rovio’s surely banking on the movie on the movie to be popular enough to give it a financial boost – particularly given it will cost the company more than $160 million to make. Anything better than an Angry Birds/Sonic the Hedgehog mashup, anyway.
➤ The Angry Birds Movie [YouTube]