Finally, Rovio Entertainment’s video game franchise “Angry Birds” is on its way to the big screen. Actor Josh Gad talked about the movie, describing it as “irreverent” and “gorgeous”.
During his interview with IGN, Josh revealed that he was doubtful about accepting the project. However, he changed his mind after a thorough pitch meeting with the movie team.
“When I was approached about it, I actually said no – for many reasons, the most significant of which was I did Olaf [in Frozen] and I don’t want to play another animated character, especially right now. The producer was like ‘Just let me kind of pitch out this movie to you’ and did this reel for me of what he was thinking about, and it was this 30-minute visual pitch and it blew my socks off,” he explained.
He also described the film concept as “irreverent”, “gorgeous” and “unexpectedly smart”.
“It’s really irreverent, and like that ‘LEGO Movie’ sensibility it’s subversive and funny and unexpectedly smart and really beautiful. Actually gorgeous. The little I’ve seen of it has really impressed me.”
The 34- year old actor who played the snowman “Olaf” in Disney’s most successful animated film “Frozen”, also played the character of Ludlow Lamonsoff in the recent 2015 film “Pixels.”
Aside from Josh Gad, an all star cast is set to be joining the movie as well, including Peter Dinklage, Jason Sudeikis, Maya Rudolph, Danny McBride and Bill Hader, according to Cinema Blend.
While the plot has not been revealed yet, the source also said that “Angry Birds” is still on its production development. The movie will be directed by Clay Keltis and Fergal Reilly.
The movie is set to be released on May 20, 2016 by Sony Pictures Animation.
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