So there's going to be a live-action movie based on the game "Tetris," according to The Wall Street Journal. You read that right. A live-action movie. Based on "Tetris." The movie does not have a cast or director yet, but it does have a script, apparently, and it sounds like its makers expect us to take it seriously. “This isn’t a movie with a bunch of lines running around the page," Larry Kasanoff, CEO of Threshold Entertainment, which is helping develop the movie, told the
“What you [will] see in Tetris is the teeny tip of an iceberg that has intergalactic significance.” This post is in partnership with Time. The article below was originally published at Time.com. By Laura Stampler / TIME Are you sitting down? Please, tell me you’re sitting down. Because, the Wall Street Journal reports, Tetris will be coming to a theater near you. No, not for a World Cup competition — the company is determined to turn the classic blockbusting game into a spect
Do you have fond memories of the live-action adaptations of your favorite childhood pastimes, like Battleship and G.I. Joe? No, neither do I. But you'll never guess what mega-hit brand is due next for a bizarre Hollywood film that (probably) has nothing to do with the original product: Tetris. That's right, Tetris, the game of lining up blocks into rows, is getting a live-action theatrical release. The Tetris film is going to be an "epic sci-fi movie" by Threshold Entertainme
Update: In a press release, Tetris Company managing director Henk Rogers chimed in with some additional thoughts on the upcoming film. "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 uni
The list of crazy notions we can crack wise about when a new brand-mining film is announced grows shorter with every day. Add to the roster Tetris, which is now kicking off a journey to the big screen via Threshold Entertainment. Yes, the game first unleashed upon the world in 1984 by Soviet game-designer Alexey Pajitnov and perhaps made most famous by Nintendo’s Game Boy, is looking to become the next potential block-buster. (Sorry). It sounds a little ridiculous given the s
Perhaps in a quest to ensure that a new generation of people will go to sleep every night with shapes floating behind their eyelids, someone is making a full-length live-action movie of the popular 1980s video game, Tetris. Aaaaaaaand cue that song that never fails to get in your head. Yes, a Tetris movie, and no, this is not a joke, at least not as reported by the Wall Street Journal: A company called Threshold Entertainment is working with the Tetris Company to create a mov
A live-action movie version of Tetris is being lined up by Threshold Entertainment.
The film production firm has teamed with The Tetris Company to develop the live-action sci-fi movie, according to The Wall Street Journal. 30 years of Tetris: 30 amazing facts about the gaming classic
Threshold CEO Larry Kasanoff described the adaptation as a "very big, epic sci-fi movie".
"This isn't a movie with a bunch of lines running around the page" he continued. "We're not giving
Video games are no strangers to movie adaptations, but perhaps one of the most iconic games ever is set to become a feature film — the addictive rotating-block game 'Tetris. The announcement came Tuesday exclusively via the Wall Street Journal. At some point in the future, Threshold Entertainment — in collaboration with the Tetris Company — will release a live-action adaptation of the classic game. So far, there are no attached actors or directors, but Threshold apparently ha
Tetris, one of the most enduring and classic games of all time, is getting a film adaptation at some point in the near future (via Wall Street Journal). You would be forgiven for thinking that Tetris is just a simple puzzle game about falling blocks. Apparently the game’s story is far grander than that. “It’s a very big, epic sci-fi movie,” explained Larry Kasanoff, the CEO of Threshold Entertainment which has teamed up with The Tetris Company to develop the film. Kasanoff di
Yup, you read that right. Threshold Entertainment, the company that brought the "Mortal Kombat" video game to the big screen, is partnering with The Tetris Company to bring the '80s hit "Tetris" to movie theaters. It will be a live-action, sci-fi film. "Everyone knows that Tetris is one of the best known, most beloved brands in the world," Threshold Chairman Larry Kasanoff said in a statement. "What everyone doesn't know yet is this epic sci-fi story that we’re going to tell