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Angry Birds Movie to be Animated by Sony Pictures Imageworks’ Vancouver Studio

Rovio Entertainment has recently announced that their upcoming Angry Birds movie will be animated by Sony Pictures Imageworks in Vancouver. The film is being produced by John Cohen and Catherine Winder, with Mikael Hed and David Maisel acting as executive producers. Fergal Reilly and Clay Kaytis will be co-directors, and screenplay will be done by Jon Vitti.

Based on the hit PC casual game that has since spawned ports in various mobile, handheld, and videogame consoles, the Angry Birds movie has been slated for a July 1, 2016 release and will be distributed worldwide by Sony Pictures.

Sony Announces Chappie

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Sony Pictures Entertainment and MRC have recently signed a partnership agreement that will have both companies sharing production and financing duties for the upcoming film Chappie, which comes from the fertile mind of District 9 writer-director Neil Blomkamp. The announcement was made by Columbia Pictures president Doug Belgrad and President of Production Hannah Minghela. Sony Pictures will serve as marketer and distributor worldwide.

Chappie’s screenplay was written by Blomkamp and Terri Hatchell, and focuses on a robot with true artificial intelligence, who was stolen by a couple of local gangsters seeking to use him for their own criminal activities. The voice cast includes Sharlto Copley as chappie, and Ninja and Yolandi Visser of rap-rave duoe Die Antwoord as the voice of the two gangsters.

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