Tetris lined up for blockbuster movie treatment
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 feet to the geometric shapes." Kasanoff, who previously brought Mortal Kombat to cinemas, said that a successful movie could lead to other ventures. "Brands are the new stars of Hollywood. We have a story behind Tetris which makes it a much more imaginative thing."
He went on to tease: "What you [will] see in Tetris is the teeny tip of an iceberg that has intergalactic significance." Packaged with the original Game Boy, Tetris celebrated its 30th anniversary in June. A spoof movie trailer (above) for Tetris was an internet success back in 2012.
By Liam Martin