iPhone game Angry Birds is in talks to make its way to the silver screen. Hey, why not?
Angry Birds has been an Apple apps chart topper in 60 countries for months now, and Rovio, the Finnish developer responsible for the game, is looking to go Hollywood.
"We want to go beyond games," Rovio honcho Mikael Hed said. According to Reuters, he hopes to turn Angry Birds into an entertainment brand, kinda like Pixar has done with Toy Story. (Never mind that Pixar are world-class filmmakers and writers!)
The company has been in meetings with Hollywood studios but hasn't inked a deal yet.
"Investors are banging on our door," said Hed, who added that the developer is worth "a lot more than anybody could imagine".
The game's cinematic trailer has been viewed on YouTube over five million times. The $1.19 version of the game has been downloaded 6.5 million times, while the free version has been downloaded 11 million times.
Rovio is readying a Hewlett-Packard Palm version and a Google Android version as well.