Animation veterans Fergal Reilly and Clay Kaytis will direct Angry Birds, the upcoming 3D CG animated film based on Rovio’s bestselling app.

Sony handles worldwide marketing and distribution and will release on July 1 2016.

John Cohen and Catherine Winder are producing and David Maisel is the executive producer.

Jon Vitt wrote the screenplay based on the game in which players catapault irate birds into colonies of porcine egg thieves.

It marks the directorial debuts of Fergal Reilly and Clay Kaytis. Reilly has worked on features including Spider-Man 2, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs and Hotel Transylvania while Kaytis has been an animator on Disney films such as Bolt, Wreck-It Ralph and the upcoming Frozen.