We’ve had films based on board games, kid’s toys and 80s video games in recent years. Now those smiley faces on your cellphone are getting their own film. That’s right, there’s an Emoji Movie. Damn you Hollywood!
The Emoji Movie has an August 4, 2017 release directed by Anthony Leondis starring the voice talents of TJ Miller, James Corden and Ilana Glazer.
THE EMOJI MOVIE unlocks the never-before-seen secret world inside your smartphone. Hidden within the messaging app is Textopolis, a bustling city where all your favorite emojis live, hoping to be selected by the phone’s user.
In this world, each emoji has only one facial expression – except for Gene (T.J. Miller), an exuberant emoji who was born without a filter and is bursting with multiple expressions. Determined to become “normal” like the other emojis, Gene enlists the help of his handy best friend Hi-5 (James Corden) and the notorious code breaker emoji Jailbreak (Ilana Glazer).
Together, they embark on an epic “app-venture” through the apps on the phone, each its own wild and fun world, to find the Code that will fix Gene. But when a greater danger threatens the phone, the fate of all emojis depends on these three unlikely friends who must save their world before it’s deleted forever.