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| August 23, 2010
Could Angry Birds Be Getting The Big Screen Treatment?
We all know and love Rovio's brilliantly addictive iPhone game, Angry Birds. I mean, it's up there with Doodle Jump and Plants vs. Zombies - the App Store greats that have sold millions of copies. However, unlike the other two, Angry Birds might just be getting the "big screen" treatment. No, I don't mean 9.7 inches of screen - that's already been done. And, besides, we're talking bigger. According to a recent report by TUAW, Rovio is apparently thinking about marketing Angry Birds - with one possibility being a movie or two. We've seen this before on the XBOX 360 platform, with the popular Viva Pinata title (remember the free TV show and, more importantly, its theme tune?). This only served to boost interest in the game itself - as you'd expect. I'm not sure whether Angry Birds has the potential to grow into a movie with a half-decent storyline; you'd need a very creative writer on board, as the inspiration well would be pretty dry to begin with. However, if Rovio manages to pull it off, an Angry Birds film will only serve to promote the popular game even further. In the meantime, take a look at Angry Birds' commercial-come-trailer (below), which could give you an idea of how a film version of the game might pan out. And, don't forget to let us know what you think of this rumor in the comments box at the bottom of the article!