Emojis have become a part of our everyday smartphone existence. Now, the emojis in our smartphones will soon become the latest stars of Hollywood when Sony's movie hits theaters.
Wait, what? Yes, there really is a movie about emojis in the works, and after learning more details about it, it doesn't really sound that bad. Feel free to insert the grinning face with smiling eyes here.
Dubbed The Emoji Movie, the animated feature will take place within a smartphone, Sony revealed at the 2016 CinemaCon in Las Vegas.
"Inside your phone, there's a secret world — and we enter through the text app where we discover Emoji Valley, where the industrious Emoji live and work," Sony Pictures Animation President Kristine Belson said.
The plot will revolve around the main characters that want to leave their home to explore the rest of the phone.
That means the emojis' home isn't the only application to be featured.
According to a report from The Wrap, Spotify has signed on to be the first official app featured in The Emoji Movie. The emojis will be traveling on boats on a stream to represent music streaming as they journey to the other areas of the phone. When they reach the home screen, they will see that each app features its own world that can be explored.
The film has plans to feature more real-world apps that will be used to help tell the story. This may also include other apps like Facebook — based on the concept art shown — but no other official deals have been announced.
While some may think a movie about emojis will flop, reading about its plot description has us thinking that it sounds a lot like Wreck It-Ralph, which made more than $49 million domestically in its opening weekend back in November 2012. The film has a domestic lifetime gross of over $189 million. Not to mention, it really was a cute film.
Also, there is great potential of the movie appealing to both kids and adults of all ages, because who doesn't love emojis? The yellow characters may also bring in the green for Sony, following the footsteps of Warner Bros.' The Lego Movie and Universal Studios' Minions.
Sony previously won the rights in the battle against Warner Bros. with its seven-figure bid back in July.
The Emoji Movie is being written by Eric Siegel and Anthony Leondis, with Leondis (Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters) also serving as director. The Emoji Movie will not be its final title.
Check out The Emoji Movie when it hits theaters on Aug. 11, 2017.
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