Emoji Animated Film in the Works at Sony

Sony Pictures Animation

Believe it or not, Sony Pictures Animation has acquired a seven-figure pitch for a movie centering on emojis, which are a key component of today’s social media correspondence.

Warner Bros. and Paramount also bid on the untitled project which will be co-written by Eric Siegel (Men at Work) and Anthony Leondis (Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters), with the latter directing the movie. It appears emojis have become something of a hot property.

I remember how we all reacted when the LEGO movie was announced, so I’m hard pressed to feel cynical. Hollywood will grant your wish for original movies that aren’t reboots or remakes, but with a soul-rotting twist. With great power comes great emojis.

There’s no such thing as a bad idea – just shoot me now!

Source: Deadline