Angry Birds film flying forward, game downloaded 400M times

The Angry Birds movie is happening, Rovio's Andrew Stalbow told the BBC.

"We recently hired David Maisel, former Chairman of Marvel Studios who produced Iron Man, to lead our movie efforts," Stalbow said, noting that the company is working on a series of short films it will release next year. "We're building a next generation media company."

Stalbow also revealed that Angry Birds had been downloaded 400 million times, an increase of 50 million from just this time last month. Publisher Rovio is currently valued at $1.2 billion, with intentions to go public next year.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.