Rovio's ubiquitous Angry Birds has infiltrated the iPhone, Android devices, the PSN, and even browser windows. The next stop on its tour of world domination is films, and the indie studio has enlisted a veteran producer to help with navigation.
Former executive VP at Marvel Studios David Maisel has joined Rovio, where he'll continue in a similar capacity. As Gamesindustry.biz reports, Maisel helped to develop the studio and was a key player in Marvel Studios' eventual sale to Disney.
“Rovio has already had amazing success and established a great brand with Angry Birds,” he said. “The business model, intellectual properties, and the franchise potential of Angry Birds give Rovio the most exciting prospects I have seen in the entertainment business since Marvel in 2003.”
Angry Birds is definitely a fun little game about throwing birds at towers and watching them fall. Will that translate to success as a movie? Rovio and Maisel sure seem confident. Personally, I can't wait to learn more about the black bird who explodes when he's touched. Where did he come from? Where does he go after each detonation? Are his explosives a way to protect a heart that's been hurt one too many times?