'Angry Birds Movie' Sequel Set for 2019 Release

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The second movie's debut coincides with the 10th anniversary of the popular mobile game.

Sony is set for a second Angry Birds Movie.

Columbia Pictures and Rovio Entertainment announced that a sequel to last year's animated film will hit theaters on Sept. 20, 2019, a release date coinciding with the 10th anniversary of the original mobile gaming app. It will open ahead of Universal's animated adventure Everest and a Warner Bros. event film, both of which debut the following week.

Thurop Van Orman will make his feature directorial debut with the follow-up, as the flightless birds and scheming green piggies take their beef to the next level. John Rice, who served as lead storyboard artist on The Angry Birds Movie and directed the popular Angry Birds Hatchlings shorts, will co-direct. John Cohen will produce, and Peter Ackerman is writing the screenplay.

The Angry Birds Movie, directed by Clay Kaytis and Fergal Reilly, features a starry voice cast that includes Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Bill Hader, Maya Rudolph, Peter Dinklage, Sean Penn, Keegan-Michael Key and Kate McKinnon, among others. It grossed nearly $350 million worldwide and became the second-highest-grossing video game adaptation of all time.

Sony Pictures Imageworks will once again handle the animation, in collaboration with Sony Pictures Animation. Also returning from The Angry Birds Movie will be production designer Pete Oswald and character art director Francesca Natale.