[Techtaffy Newsdesk]

What better way to celebrate the third anniversary of the release of Angry Birds, by unleashing flying pigs, angry birds and stolen pigs on the big screen? Rovio has signed Despicable Me producer John Cohen to do the honors as producer of an Angry Birds movie. David Maisel, former chairman of Marvel Studios and executive producer of Iron Man, will be executive producer of the feature film, coming to theaters in summer 2016.

The film will be produced and financed by Rovio, outside the studio system, and the company will retain creative control.

The upcoming movie marks Rovio Entertainment’s first foray into feature films.