Angry Birds: Mobile Game Turning Into a Movie



Angry Birds

Angry Birds

The mobile app ‘Angry Birds’ was an addictive way to kill some time, but the game has gone on to become a monster in the app world with 400 million users using a slingshot to destroy wooden structures protecting pigs.

Marvel Studios

Now though backed by its huge popularity the games creators ‘Rovio’ are working on plans to turn the app into a movie with the strength of David Masel in their corner, the former chairman of Marvel Studios. So with some credibility behind the plans what can fans expect? Well for one they would not like to be disappointed by the silver screen adaptation.

A full-length film with character dialogue and a purpose may seem a daunting task especially when the game is built on its simplicity. But, Rovio confirmed the news at a web conference including the backing Marvel.

Fans would like the film to arrive in the least distressing shape possible. There have been suggestions from many corners regarding what should be done and what shouldn’t.

Firstly like many other movie adaptations the film should not be set on Earth so for the first fixed rule the movie should be set in the land where birds are shot at pigs.

Secondly, despite the games simple story and purpose the movie should not move too far away from the original premise. Bright colours, birds, pigs with birds attacking the pigs having a deep well thought out romantic story or some historical deep rooted bird/pig conflict like some current teenage box office hits should be avoided at all costs.

Stay away from anything cheesy

Many adaptations have suffered in the hands of watered down violence, look at Doom for example. Angry Birds may not be Doom but birds are flying into solid wooden structures and pigs are falling from them, it may be a good idea for the violence to stay true to the game and keep that boldness that currently exists.

Lastly and also most importantly, nobody wants to see singing or rapping ‘Angry Birds’ as part of the film or part of its promotion. If indeed the game is to become a movie which actually looks certain, then let’s hope that some respect is given to the original ideas and it is doesn’t go down the cheesy path. 

The mobile app ‘Angry Birds’ was an addictive way to kill some time, but the game has gone on to become a monster in the app world with 400 million users using a slingshot to destroy wooden structures protecting pigs.

Marvel Studios

Now though backed by its huge popularity the games creators ‘Rovio’ are working on plans to turn the app into a movie with the strength of David Masel in their corner, the former chairman of Marvel Studios. So with some credibility behind the plans what can fans expect? Well for one they would not like to be disappointed by the silver screen adaptation.

A full-length film with character dialogue and a purpose may seem a daunting task especially when the game is built on its simplicity. But, Rovio confirmed the news at a web conference including the backing Marvel.

Fans would like the film to arrive in the least distressing shape possible. There have been suggestions from many corners regarding what should be done and what shouldn’t.

Firstly like many other movie adaptations the film should not be set on Earth so for the first fixed rule the movie should be set in the land where birds are shot at pigs.

Secondly, despite the games simple story and purpose the movie should not move too far away from the original premise. Bright colours, birds, pigs with birds attacking the pigs having a deep well thought out romantic story or some historical deep rooted bird/pig conflict like some current teenage box office hits should be avoided at all costs.

Stay away from anything cheesy

Many adaptations have suffered in the hands of watered down violence, look at Doom for example. Angry Birds may not be Doom but birds are flying into solid wooden structures and pigs are falling from them, it may be a good idea for the violence to stay true to the game and keep that boldness that currently exists.

Lastly and also most importantly, nobody wants to see singing or rapping ‘Angry Birds’ as part of the film or part of its promotion. If indeed the game is to become a movie which actually looks certain, then let’s hope that some respect is given to the original ideas and it is doesn’t go down the cheesy path.

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