Just when you thought there were no good ideas left in Hollywood Sony Pictures has just confirmed a title and release date for its new animated feature film based on those cheeky little Emojis.
Emojimovie: Express Yourself will be released in August 2017 and will see our frequently used and favourite smileys come to life on the big screen from the Sony animation studios that brought us the likes of The Smurfs and Hotel Transylvania. The film will be directed by Anthony Leondis who has had previous involvement with Disney on sequels to The Lion King and Lilo and Stitch.
Rather than infringe on icons already in existence on Android and Apple iOS devices as well as social networking sites, Sony is said to be making its own range of Emoji to base the movie around instead that resemble the ones we know and love.
Despite only having a title and rough idea of a release date there is no official synopsis and no footage of Emojimovie available at present but it’s thought the film will follow a Toy Story style formula whereby the messaging icons will come to life while their smartphone owners aren’t looking – thus leading to amusing adventures and silly antics and, of course, the potential for Sony to bank big on more marketable characters. Who doesn’t want to have their own plush poop?
Along with the Emojimovie, Sony Pictures announced it will be developing a new animated Spider-Man movie based on the Miles Morales version of the web-slinger and there will also be a new Ghostbusters animated series going into production which will be set in the same canon as the upcoming female-led reboot movie.