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NYCC 2016: Like It Or Not, Here Comes Emojimovie


You would think the rumors couldn’t possibly be true, but Sony Pictures confirmed them today. Above you is the first-released image for an entire movie based on phone emojis. Yup, it’s come to this. And just to silence any possible doubt, the poop emoji has been confirmed.

Obviously it’s a disaster movie where they’re in a Samsung phone and have to get out before it explodes, right? Nah, the plot is more cookie-cutter than that. Here’s Sony’s official synopsis:

Emojimovie: Express Yourself 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.

With these first tidbits, Sony also revealed Emojimovie’s release date: August 11, 2017. Start your moaning about the end of civilization now.