New "Angry Birds" movie set for China screening
"The Angry Birds Movie 2," a computer-animated action comedy film based on Rovio Entertainment's "Angry Birds" video game series, is set to hit Chinese mainland theaters Friday.
Premiere of 'The Angry Birds Movie 2' at the Westwood Regency Theater, Los Angeles, on October 08, 2019. [Photo: IC]
"Angry Birds" made its debut on May 20, 2016 on the Chinese mainland where it grossed 514 million yuan (nearly 73 million U.S. dollars).
In the first film, the main character Red (voiced by Jason Sudeikis) started off as an angry bird, an outcast on Bird Island. But then, Red's courage led the birds to victory in their battle with the pigs.
Premiere of the movie 'The Angry Birds Movie 2’ at the Westwood Regency Theater, Los Angeles, on October 08, 2019. [Photo: IC]
Birds and pigs reunite to fight before their islands are destroyed. They seek the help of Garry (played by Sterling K. Brown) who provides all of Pig Island's high-tech solutions.
Brown's best known for "This is Us," and last year's "Black Panther".
'SNL' actress Leslie Jones voices Zeta, the frustrated ice queen of Eagle Island.
Meanwhile, the Hatchlings (the young baby birds) do a lot of role-playing-games. They wear cut-out masks of their favorite bird or pig and create various adventures.
"The Angry Birds Movie 2" flies into U.S. cinemas tomorrow.
(Story includes material sourced from AP)