Sony Pictures Entertainment has announced that it has signed a deal with Rovio Entertainment to make an Angry Birds film. The film has a planned release date of July 1, 2016 and has John Cohen as a producer (Despicable Me) and executive producer David Maisel (Iron Man).

“Sony impressed us with their great attitude, determination and professionalism. They convinced us that we have found the right partners and team to help us market and distribute our first motion picture.” said Mikael Hed, CEO of Rovio Entertainment. “(Their) teams will be the best possible collaborators as we get set to take our franchise to the next level.”