A Live-Action TETRIS Movie in the Works


Believe it or not, there’s going to be a live-action movie based on the game Tetris, thanks to an agreement between the Tetris Company and Threshold Entertainment.

Tetris Company managing director Henk Rogers said:

“What started as a simple, computer puzzle game 30 years ago, today is part of our global consciousness, connecting people of all ages and backgrounds and feeding our innate desire to create order out of chaos. We look forward to partnering with Threshold Entertainment to re-imagine that common experience and bring a spectacular new Tetris universe to the big screen for the first time. In this new universe, as you’ll soon find out, there’s much more to Tetris than simply clearing lines.”

There’s no director currently attached to the puzzle series-turned-live-action, sci-fi epic. Neither release date nor a list of actors confirmed for the film.

“Everyone knows that Tetris is one of the best known, most beloved brands in the world. What everyone doesn’t know yet is this epic sci-­fi story that we’re going to tell… This isn’t a movie with a bunch of lines running around the page. We’re not giving feet to the geometric shapes,”

said Threshold’s CEO Larry Kasanoff, best known for adapting the Mortal Kombat fighting games into two films, Mortal Kombat and its sequel Mortal Kombat: Annihilation in the ’90s. (The 1997 sequel was less successful).

“Brands are the new stars of Hollywood,” Kasanoff added. “We have a story behind Tetris which makes it a much more imaginative thing.”

He explained, “What you [will] see in Tetris is the teeny tip of an iceberg that has intergalactic significance.”

Hot damn! I’d watch that!

Created by Russian programmer Alexey Pajitnov, Tetris recently celebrated its 30-year anniversary, and Xbox One and PS4 versions of the game are in the works in the form of Tetris Ultimate.

Did Tetris had a story? I don’t get it, but I am so looking forward to this. I also still get a kick out of watching the old Mortal Kombat flick.

Source: Speakeasy