This was just too strange to not write about. Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal’s Speakeasy blog reported that there is a Tetris movie in development.
Working with the Tetris Company, Threshold Entertainment have been brought on board to produce a live-action adaptation of Tetris to the big screen.
Threshold CEO Larry Kasanoff has gone on record saying “This isn’t a movie with a bunch of lines running around the page. We’re not giving feet to the geometric shapes”. I’m sure I’m not the only one who is disappointed with this revelation, as this is definitely something I would pay to see.
This isn’t a movie with a bunch of lines running around the page. We’re not giving feet to the geometric shapes.
The company and employees have got experience in bringing licenses to life, with Kasanoff working on the 1990’s Mortal Kombat movie and their animation studio have worked with licenses such as Marvel and Lego. Mortal Kombat in particular stands out as one of the better video-game adaptations so the potential to make Tetris shine on the big screen is definitely there.
However, I for one am curious how everyone’s favourite line-clearing game will actually have a plot, as the original game isn’t exactly rife with backstory. However, stranger things have happened.
According to Kasanoff, “What you [will] see in ‘Tetris’ is the teeny tip of an iceberg that has intergalactic significance”
No information about the cast, director is release date has been announced as yet.
Let’s only hope that the Tetris movie is as awesome as Mega64’s Tetris sketch!
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Source: WSJ Speakeasy Blog