May 24 (UPI) -- The Angry Birds Movie 2 is set for release Sept. 20, 2019, in time for the video game's 10th anniversary.
Sony Pictures will distribute the sequel, which is being written by Peter Ackerman.
Thurop Van Orman is directing the animated feature, with John Rice, who served as lead storyboard artist on The Angry Birds Movie and directed the popular Angry Birds Hatchlings shorts, co-directing.
"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," Kati Levoranta, chief executive officer of Rovio Entertainment, said in a statement. "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 Angry Birds Movie took the world by storm last year, creating a whole new legion of fans worldwide," added Sanford Panitch, president of Columbia Pictures. "We had an incredible experience working with our friends and creative partners at Rovio, and now we -- including our team at Sony Pictures Imageworks -- are ready to launch into this next adventure."