Last week, we reported that Sony Pictures had picked up the rights to the Angry Birds movie, and set it for July 1, 2016. Production is now speeding ahead as Jon Vitti has been announced to write the script. Vitti’s impressive resume include writing stints on Saturday Night Live, The Critic, The Larry Sanders Show, King of the Hill, and The Simpsons. It also includes Alvin and the Chimpmunks and Alvin and the Chipmunks, but for the sake of being interested in the Angry Birds movie, we’ll ignore those and focus on the positive.
The press release also notes that there’s already an Angry Birds Toons series, which is news to me since I don’t really play Angry Birds much less follow their animated adventures. It’s unknown if Vitti will follow in the tone of those cartoons or if it will be more in line with his rich TV resume. Hit the jump for the press release.