The impact surrounding the popular use of emojis is about to spiral into a full feature film. That’s right, a movie about emojis who live in a city hidden within a messaging app is coming your way. I guess the pillows, clothing & phone cases just weren’t enough to please all emoji users – but Sony has you covered! Emojimovie: Express Yourself was first announced at CinemaCon 2016. Stars like T.J. Miller, James Corden & Ilana Glazer are confirmed as the emoji cast so far. The film is set to head to the big screens on August 11, 2017 by Columbia Pictures.
The story takes place within the hidden city of Textopolis where the emojis live and their main goal is to be selected by an iPhone user, which is seen as a royalty in their world. Gene, an emoji who was born “without a filter” is destined to become normal like the other emojis and looks to his friends Hi-5 and Jailbreak for help. The three emojis embark on an “app-venture” to fix Gene and save their world from what is going to threaten the fate of the emojis of Textopolis, and in the midst of it all the audience will receive motivating messages from a character named Poop Daddy. Click here for the full press release from Sony Pictures Animation, that is of course filled with emojis.