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BEIJING — It lacks the building blocks of characters and a plot for now, but a Chinese-American studio hopes to turn the “Tetris” video game into a blockbuster movie.

Threshold Global Studios is budgeting $80 million to strategically rotate, slide and drop the famed 1980s stacking game into a sci-fi...

May 20, 2016

Know how everyone always said Hollywood should make a movie based on "Tetris," the 1984 video game in which players fit differently shaped blocks into one another?

Oh, wait - no one said that, but we're getting one anyway, thanks to Larry Kasanoff and Bruno Wu.

The idea of such a film, much less a tr...

May 19, 2016

Know how everyone always said Hollywood should make a movie based on “Tetris,” the 1984 video game in which players fit differently shaped blocks into one another?

Oh, wait — no one said that, but we’re getting one anyway, thanks to Larry Kasanoff and Bruno Wu.

The idea of such a film, much less a tri...

May 18, 2016

Tetris's simple yet addictive format has been entertaining gamers for three decades, and it was first announced in October 2014 that the Soviet video game was going to break on to the big screen as a science-fiction film.

Now it appears it may be the first of a trilogy, after Chinese-American Thresho...

May 18, 2016

BEIJING (AP) — It could be a blockbuster. At least that's what a Chinese-American movie studio hopes to produce in a sci-fi thriller based on the popular 1980s video game Tetris.

The $80 million project is the first from the newly formed Threshold Global Studios, a joint venture between Chinese enter...

May 18, 2016

The classic video game Tetris is getting the Hollywood treatment and being turned into a movie with an $80 million budget.

Larry Kasanoff, producer of such films as "True Lies" and "Lego: The Adventures of Clutch Powers," has teamed up with Chinese producer Bruno Wu to create a joint venture called T...

May 18, 2016

There is a concerted effort on the part of Hollywood right now to turn video games into movies.

The desire is so great that even properties that you wouldn’t think could be turned into movies are being optioned by studios.

Now even Tetris, a game that consists entirely of fitting shapes together...

May 18, 2016

There's no script or name, but a movie studio says it now has the funding to make a sci-fi trilogy based on Tetris.

In the game, players have to move shaped blocks into the correct slots, which becomes harder and faster as people move through the levels.

The company behind the films, Threshold Global...

May 18, 2016

Yes, that movie based on the classic puzzle game Tetris is really happening.

A live-action science fiction movie based on the block-stacking puzzler will be co-produced by Threshold Entertainment Group and China’s Seven Star Works, the companies revealed in a joint statement Tuesday. The project, car...

May 17, 2016

“Mortal Kombat” producer Larry Kasanoff has teamed with Chinese businessman Bruno Wu to produce “Tetris: The Movie” as an $80 million China-U.S. co-production.

The picture will be set up as one of the first pictures from Threshold Global Studios, a new company involving Kasanoff’s Thre...

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