angrybirdsJust two years ago news came out that the mobile game Angry Birds would become a movie. Ridiculous, right? I thought so too. But then again, I ignored the core audience: children. Since then, the game made a $71 million profit. It’s still as popular as ever.

I know, I know. It’s a mobile game with no real story, so why make a movie on it? Since when did filmmakers pay complete attention to a game’s back story? Haven’t you seen Super Mario Bros.?

Angry Birds finally has its directors: Fergal Reilly and Clay Kaytis.

Reilly worked as a storyboard artist on such films as Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Spider-Man 2, and most recently, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. It’ll be Reilly first time directing.

Kaytis’ credits includes animating for Pocahontas, Tangled, and Wreck-It Ralph. And like Reilly, it’ll be the first time Kaytis directs.

Despite it being their first time directing, they’ve been professionals in the industry since the mid 90s.

I won’t lie. I’m interested to see how it pans out; both men have worked on movies that I enjoyed.

Jon Vitti of The Office (the American version) and The Simpsons takes up writing duties.

Now I just really, really want Miss Piggy to portray the villainous pig out to get those pesky birds.

Angry Birds is slated for release July 1, 2016.

[Empire Online]