iPhone Angry Bird Game Could Become Film

Popular iPhone game 'Angry Bird' may soon be making an appearance on the big screen - if talks between the game's developers and Hollywood studios come through.

According to The Telegraph, Finnish game developer Rovio, the team behind the popular application, is planning to turn the game into a massive franchise, ranging from movies, TV shows, toys and availability on other gaming and mobile platforms.

In an interview with Variety Magazine, Rovio CEO Mikael Hed said that the company was holding talks with Hollywood studios to turn the game into a motion picture.

Angry Bird, which has been downloaded more than 6.5 million times by iPhone and iPad users, is based on a group of angry birds out to annihilate a group of pigs that have stolen their precious eggs.

Hed said that the company knows it needs to keep users hooked to the game if it plans to release a movie, which could take another three years.

"The challenge is to make sure the brand is relevant when the movie comes out," he said.