Hollywood, which has been increasingly leaning on the video game world for story ideas, might be getting a bit desperate. Threshold Entertainment has announced plans to develop a feature film based on Tetris, the shape matching arcade game that took the world by storm 30 years ago. And while the game itself might have been a bit light on plot, that's not stopping filmmakers from re-imagining it as a science fiction blockbuster. No, really! Tetris celebrates 30th birthday</
Threshold Entertainment is putting the live-action film together for the Tetris Company. There is no director currently attached, but apparently a story is in place. "It's a very big, epic sci-fi movie," Threshold's CEO Larry Kasanoff said. "This isn't a movie with a bunch of lines running around the page. We're not giving feet to the geometric shapes." Kasanoff is best known for adapting the "Mortal Kombat" fighting games into two films, 1995's "Mortal Kombat" and 1997's "Mo
Hollywood, which has been increasingly leaning on the video game world for story ideas, might be getting a bit desperate. Threshold Entertainment has announced plans to develop a feature film based on Tetris, the shape matching arcade game that took the world by storm 30 years ago. And while the game itself might have been a bit light on plot, that's not stopping filmmakers from re-imagining it as a science fiction blockbuster. No, really! "Everyone knows that Tetris is one o
Get your thumbs ready: Tetris is finally heading to the big screen sometime in the near future! Threshold Entertainment has teamed-up with the Tetris Company to develop an adaptation of the popular 80s video game. No cast members or director have been set yet for Tetris, which will be a live-action take on the puzzle game. A story is in place, though it is unclear if a screenplay has been completed. Threshold CEO Larry Kasanoff describes the impending feature film: "It's a ve
Do you have fond memories of the live-action adaptations of your favorite childhood pastimes, like Battleship and G.I. Joe? No, neither do I. But you'll never guess what mega-hit brand is due next for a bizarre Hollywood film that (probably) has nothing to do with the original product: Tetris. That's right, Tetris, the game of lining up blocks into rows, is getting a live-action theatrical release. The Tetris film is going to be an "epic sci-fi movie" by Threshold Entertainme
The classic falling-blocks video game is set to become a major motion picture taking place in a sci-fi universe. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the still crazy-popular video game Tetris. What started as a bunch of falling blocks back in 1984 has grown into a massive franchise with over 425 million paid mobile downloads alone. That's not including the early iterations of the game for personal computers and gaming consoles. Simply conquering the gaming world is not eno
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. 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 M
Update: In a press release, Tetris Company managing director Henk Rogers chimed in with some additional thoughts on the upcoming film. "What started as a simple, computer puzzle game 30 years ago, today is part of our global consciousness, connecting people of all ages and backgrounds and feeding our innate desire to create order out of chaos. We look forward to partnering with Threshold Entertainment to re-imagine that common experience and bring a spectacular new Tetris uni
Just when you thought there were no more viable brand names for Hollywood to exploit, The Wall Street Journal scored some bonus points by reporting that a movie based on the classic video game “Tetris” is game-on for Threshold Entertainment. And no, it will not just be big blocky geometric objects falling and rotating for two hours. “It’s a very big, epic sci-fi movie,” Threshold’s CEO Larry Kasanoff said.”This isn’t a movie with a bunch of lines running around the page. We’r
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