'The Simpsons' scribe Jon Vitti has signed on to write the upcoming 'Angry Birds' movie, based on the popular phone app.
'The Simpsons' writer Jon Vitti will pen the 'Angry Birds' movie.
The veteran animation screenwriter has been chosen to write the upcoming 3D cartoon feature based on the popular smart phone app.
The addictive game allows users to launch birds into the air using a virtual a catapult, knocking things over to achieve a maximum of points.
Emmy-award winning scribe Vitti has worked on the likes of 'The Office', 'The Larry Sanders Show' and 'King of the Hill' as writer and producer. He is best known for his work on 'The Simpsons' and 'The Simpsons Movie', as well as family film 'Alvin and the Chipmunks' and its sequel.
'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' executive producer Catherine Winder has also joined the production team, which already includes producer John Cohen ('Despicable Me') and executive producer David Maisel ('Iron Man'), according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The film project, in association with app developer Rovio Entertainment, follows the game's move into after a cartoon series which premiered in March. A cast and director have yet to be announced.
The animated tale will be distributed by Sony Pictures and is expected to be released on July 1, 2016.
Over the past five years, Shia LaBeouf has gone from promising young actor to unemployable disaster and back again.
The band performed the album in full at Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival this summer.
The band's first and only album has been re-mixed and re-mastered.
Louis Theroux incites anger from the Church of Scientology with his latest movie.
In Deepwater Horizon, Mark Wahlberg reteams with his Lone Survivor director Peter Berg.
The live album is set for released in November.
The movie begins filming in the UK.