Emoji Movie in Development at Sony Pictures Animation


File this under, “Huh?”…Deadline is reporting that Sony Pictures Animation has won a bidding war between Warner Bros and Paramount for the rights to a movie about Emoji. Yes, you read that right, a movie about your text emoji’s. Sony bought a detailed pitch by Eric Siegel (TBS’s “Men At Work”) and Anthony Leondis (Igor), with the latter directing the feature. Little is known about the story, but it is said that Leondis created a series of storyboards outlining the entire film, which won over the studio.

More as it becomes available