It may not appear to have the same allure as other game-to-movie transitions like Tomb Raider or Resident Evil - but 80's title Tetris is heading for the big screen. Larry Kasanoff, the chief executive of movie studio Threshold Entertainment, has confirmed that a Tetris film is in the pipeline. He told The Wall Street Journal: "It's a very big, epic sci-fi movie. "This isn't a movie with a bunch of lines running around the page. We're not giving feet to the geometric shapes."
LOS ANGELES – The classic video game Tetris, in which players slot a cascade of tumbling blocks together, is being turned into a science-fiction movie, the project’s developers said Tuesday. Tetris has been a mainstay of computer gaming since it was created 30 years ago, but the shape-slotting puzzle may not seem like an obvious subject for a big-screen adaptation. Threshold Entertainment said in a statement that it was partnering with The Tetris Co. to develop the film. “Eve
The popular ’80s computer game — which has sold an astonishing 170 million copies since in release in 1984 — is heading to the big screen. According to a Wall Street Journal story, a deal has been struck between Threshold Entertainment and the Tetris Company to develop a live-action version of the puzzle game in which players control a maddening series of blocks that cascade down the screen. The project lacks a director and cast, but — despite what you might be wondering — th
A film adaptation of Tetris is stacking up at Threshold Entertainment. The production company, which saw success in video game adaptation with Paul W.S. Anderson's Mortal Kombat film in 1995, is partnering with the Tetris Company to develop a film based on the classic game, in which players line up rows of interconnected blocks. The film will adapt it into what the producers describe in a statement as an "epic sci-fi adventure." Larry Kasanoff, Threshold's chairman and CEO, w
Tetris, in many respects, is a perfect video game. You can learn to play in minutes, it is wildly addictive, and it has one of the greatest jingles to ever jingle. Everyone knows Tetris, as they should. Tetris is great. So of course Tetris is going to be turned into a movie and forever ruined. According to The Wall Street Journal, which somehow managed to report the news with a straight face, the movie is being produced by Threshold Entertainment, a company you may know if yo