New trailer delivers a storyline straight from the game, with a tranquil tropical island populated by flightless birds who become wildly distressed when their eggs are stolen by a boatload of piggies.
Sony Pictures Entertainment has unveiled the third trailer for its forthcoming animated feature, The Angry Birds Movie.
Based on the addicting mobile video game franchise that has been taking over the minds of adults and kids alike since 2009, The Angry Birds Movie is written by The Simpsons alum Jon Vitti and directed by Fergal Reilly (Spider-Man 2, The Iron Giant) and Clay Kaytis (Wreck-It Ralph, Tangled).
The new trailer delivers a storyline straight from the game, with a tranquil tropical island populated by flightless birds who become wildly distressed when their eggs are stolen by a boatload of piggies from a neighboring island. The cynical and angry Red (voiced by Jason Sudeikis), appears to be having a very bad day in trailer, which also showcases key character traits from the game such as the green bird’s boomerang ability and the orange bird’s expansion capability. Check it out in the player below:
In the movie, the main trio of Angry Birds will be led by Sudeikis (Horrible Bosses, We’re the Millers) as Red, a bird with a temper, with Josh Gad (Frozen) as the speedy Chuck, and Danny McBride (This is the End, Eastbound & Down) voicing the volatile Bomb. Supporting them are Bill Hader (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs) as a pig, Maya Rudolph (Bridesmaids) as Matilda, and Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones) as the Mighty Eagle.
Also lending their voices to the video game adaptation are Keegan-Michael Key (Key & Peele), Kate McKinnon (SNL), Tony Hale (Arrested Development), Ike Barinholtz (Neighbors), Hannibal Buress (Broad City), Cristela Alonzo (Cristela), Jillian Bell (22 Jump Street), Danielle Brooks (Orange is the New Black), singer Romeo Santos and YouTube stars Smosh (Ian Andrew Hecox and Anthony Padilla).
Produced by visual effects and animation studio Sony Pictures Imageworks, The Angry Birds Movie is set to debut in the U.S. on May 20, 2016.