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A Tetris Movie is Coming
No, you didn’t read the title wrong. It has been confirmed that a film based on everyone’s favorite geometric 80’s puzzle game: Tetris, is in the works.
Threshold Entertainment and the Tetris Company are teaming up to bring a live action adaptation of Tetris to the big screen. In an interview with Speakeasy, CEO of Threshold Entertainment, Larry Kasanoff Stated “This isn’t a movie with a bunch of lines running around the page. We’re not giving feet to the geometric shapes.”
“What you see in ‘Tetris’ is the teeny tip of an iceberg that has intergalactic significance.”
Kasanoff has made other films based on video games such as 1995’s Mortal Kombat which was a big deal in my childhood. He also produced 1997’s Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, but much like Duke Nukem Forever, I like to pretend that one never happened.
Threshold has done animation work for some pretty huge names in entertainment such as Marvel, Lego, and Star Wars. Even with an impressive resume like this however, it’s pretty hard to imagine a Tetris film is going to be the “epic sci-fi movie” that Kasanoff promises. Upon hearing about the Tetris movie, certain other doomed video game-to-movie titles came to mind like 1993’s Super Mario Bros. and 2008’s Max Payne, but luckily I have been wrong before. Whether you are awaiting the Tetris movie with incredible anticipation or you couldn’t possibly care less, I think we can all agree that the box office has seen its share of horrible movies based on our favorite games, so for now, let’s at least hope for the best.
YouTube User Warialasky posted this spoof trailer of a Tetris movie in 2012
Source: The Wall Street Journal