Rovio is partnering with film studio Columbia Pictures for a sequel to The Angry Birds Movie.
The Angry Birds Movie 2 is set for a release date of September 20th 2019 and will be distributed by Sony Pictures.
The film’s release will coincide with the 10th anniversary of the original Angry Birds game.
A new adventure
The movie will be directed by Thurop Van Orman, who has previously worked on The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack and Adventure Time.
It will be co-directed by John Rice, whose credits include King of the Hill and Rick and Morty. Rice previously served as storyboard artist on The Angry Birds Movie and also directed the Angry Birds Hatchlings shorts.
The Angry Birds Movie 2 screenplay will be written by Peter Ackerman, who has worked on Ice Age and The Americans.
"We are thrilled to be teaming up again with Sony Pictures after the fantastic cooperation in the first movie and I can't wait to experience the new journey in the upcoming film," said Rovio CEO Kati Levoranta.
"Rovio is continuing to focus on creating exciting new stories and experiences around our games and we're eager to take fans back into the vibrant Angry Birds world on the big screen."
The original Angry Birds Movie was a hit, bringing in a reported $349 million at the box office on a budget of $73 million.