The Angry Birds movie
is happening, Rovio's Andrew Stalbow told the BBC
"We recently hired David Maisel
, former Chairman of Marvel Studios who produced Iron Man
, to lead our movie efforts," Stalbow said, noting that the company is working on a series of short films it will release next year. "We're building a next generation media company."
Stalbow also revealed that Angry Birds
had been downloaded 400 million times, an increase of 50 million
from just this time last month. Publisher Rovio is currently valued at $1.2 billion, with intentions to go public