No joke. This is a real movie.
The first trailer for the unfortunate iPhone game adaptation, Angry Birds, was released on Wednesday and showed us that culture may truly be on the decline. The film features the voices of Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Kate McKinnon, Tony Hale, Keegan-Michael Key, Bill Hader, and Peter Dinklage.
The synopsis is as follows:
The movie takes us to an island populated entirely by happy, flightless birds – or almost entirely. In this paradise, Red (Jason Sudeikis – We’re the Millers, Horrible Bosses), a bird with a temper problem, speedy Chuck (Josh Gad in his first animated role since Frozen), and the volatile Bomb (Danny McBride – This is the End, Eastbound and Down) have always been outsiders. But when the island is visited by mysterious green piggies, it’s up to these unlikely outcasts to figure out what the pigs are up to.
Directed by Clay Kaytis and Fergal Reilly, this looks like the ultimate cash-in movie for a game that was popular two years ago. It doesn’t look all that interesting and is just using the game’s conceits to form some sort of plot to make a little pocket cash.
The Angry Birds Movie is set to take flight on May 20, 2016.