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Sony Pictures developing ‘Emoji’ movie

Los AngelesĀ  – An “Emoji” movie is being developed at Sony Pictures Animation. The studio won a bidding war against two other major companies, Paramount and the home of “The Lego Movie” Warner Brothers, in a near-seven-figure deal for the film, reported Ace Showbiz.

Details on the storyline are still scarce but the script is co-written by Eric Siegel and Anthony Leondis. Leondis is also expected to sit behind the lens for this upcoming untitled project.

Unlike the toy brand Lego which is owned by a Denmark-based company, Emoji is a public domain so it is free to grab.

Following the big success of “The Lego Movie” , Hollywood has been working on similar projects. “Pixels” which includes the famous video game character PacMan is coming out this coming weekend. “Minecraft” and “Play-Doh” are going to follow next.

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