December 31, 2014
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."
Threshold Entertainment was behind the Mortal Kombat movie in 1995 which was a box office hit.
Mr Kasanoff added: "Brands are the new stars of Hollywood.
"We have a story behind Tetris which makes it a much more imaginative thing."
He said there were plans to grow the Tetris brand if the movie is a hit.
"We certainly have the canvas for location-based entertainment based on the epicness," he added, but did
not reveal any more details.
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