The developer behind the iOS hit turn worldwide phenomenon, Angry Birds, has hired the Executive Producer of Iron Man 2 to work on films based on the game.
According to a blog entry on the Rovio web site, David Maisel will become a ‘special adviser’ to the Finnish company, who’s Angry Birds title has taken the world by storm since its initial inception as an iPhone and iPod touch game.
As Rovio Reaches 250 Million Game Downloads, Executive Producer of Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Hulk, Thor, and Captain America: The First Avenger Plans on Serving as Executive Producer of Future Angry Birds Films
Rovio announced today that David Maisel is becoming a Special Advisor to Rovio. In his previous role as Chairman of Marvel Studios and EVP, Office of Chief Executive at Marvel Entertainment, David transformed Marvel Entertainment by launching Marvel Studios and its first self-produced and self-financed films including Iron Man. He also most recently led the sale of Marvel Entertainment to Disney.
This isn’t the first move Rovio has made toward an Angry Birds film. According to TNW, the company recently purchased Finnish firm, Kombo, who are known for their work on animated films in the country. Maisel is clearly seen as a key piece of the movie-jigsaw by Rovio.
As a Special Advisor to Rovio, David will help build the company’s entertainment strategy and transition Rovio to new areas in the entertainment business. He also plans to serve as Executive Producer of future Angry Birds films.
Having reached the 250 download mark, there is little doubt that Angry Birds has what it takes to be a runaway success at the Box Office, just like the umpteen games featuring the loveable animals.