'Angry Birds:' the next video game movie?
Aug. 19, 2010 at 12:58 AM ET
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The excellent and absurdly addictive "Angry Birds" game has players using a slingshot to toss furious fowl at the pesky pigs who stole their eggs.
Because of that success, Hed said his company is now attracting interest from investors. Rovio, until now funded by a single investment round from a business angel in 2005, will "very likely" take further investments, and has had approaches to buy the company outright, he added. Meanwhile, good news for those of you who've been wanting to give "Angry Birds" a try but don't own an iDevice. The company plans to launch a version for Palm next week and a version for Android phones in about two weeks. But more importantly: Will we be seeing "Angry Birds: The Movie" any time soon? As far as Rovio's big-screen ambitions go, Hed said the talks with Hollywood studios have not yet resulted in an official deal of any sort. And so the question remains on everyone's minds — which Hollywood starlet will tackle the role of the main heroic-but-bereaved bird? The mind reels at the possibilities. You can find Winda Benedetti tweeting like an angry bird right here on Twitter.Reuters contributed to this report.