Tetris lined up for blockbuster movie treatment

January 2, 2015

 

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 describes 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 continues. "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."

"What you [will] see in Tetris is the teeny tip of an iceberg that has intergalactic significance," Kasanoff teased.

 

Packaged with the original Game Boy, Tetris celebrated its 30th anniversary in June.

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