Emmy Award-winning writer Jon Vitti has been hired to write the script for Rovio Entertainment’s forthcoming 3D feature adaptation of the massively popular game Angry Birds. Vitti is no stranger to animated features, having worked in Alvin and the Chipmunks and The Simpsons movie, further backed up by solid writing credits that include King of the Hill, The Simpsons’ TV series, The Office, and Saturday Night Live.
Rovio has also announced that veteran producer Catherine Winder will be joining the project alongside Despicable Me’s John Cohen and exec producer David Maisel. Winder also had prior experience as president of Rainmaker Entertainment, and was SVP of Production for Fox Animation, where she restructured Blue Sky Studios and had a hand in supervising production for Ice Age.
The Angry Birds Movie is being produced and financed by Rovio and is scheduled to arrive in theaters July 1, 2016.