Duncan Jones’ Warcraft movie may be the leading candidate to properly break the curse of the videogame movie. The theory runs that there’s never been a very good film based on a game, even though there’s been no shortage of attempts.
However, flinging into cinemas before Warcraft is another big game adaptation, Angry Birds. The hugely successful mobile game has been turned into a big animated movie from Sony Pictures Animation. Clay Kaytis and Fergal Reilly have directed the film, which is scheduled for release in the UK on Friday May 13th (a week before it lands in the US).
A new trailer and synopsis for the movie have been released overnight.
And here’s that synopsis…
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.