Classic Video Game 'Tetris' Is Being Turned Into A 'Epic Sci-Fi Adventure' Movie
October 1, 2014
No, this isn't a joke. A film adaptation of the classic video game "Tetris" is on the way.
Production company Threshold Entertainment, the company behind 1995's "Mortal Kombat," is partnering with The Tetris Company to develop a film based on the video game.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, The film will adapt it into what the producers describe as an "epic sci-fi adventure."
Larry Kasanoff, Threshold Entertainment's chairman and CEO, will produce the movie, with Threshold Entertainment's Jimmy Lenner and the Tetris Company executive producing.
"We look forward to partnering with Threshold Entertainment to re-imagine that common experience [of playing 'Tetris'] and bring a spectacular new 'Tetris' universe to the big screen," Tetris Company managing director Henk Rogers said in the statement. "In this new universe, as you'll soon find out, there's much more to 'Tetris' than simply clearing lines."
The Tetris movie isn't the only video game movie on the way: "Uncharted," "Splinter Cell," "World of Warcraft" and "The Last of Us" may all be seeing releases soon.
The original "Tetris" video game was released in 1984 and has since been featured on virtually every video game console and handheld since then.
While "Tetris" may be one of the strangest games turned into movies, it isn't the only one. A movie based on the board game Battleship was released in 2012. And, in 1985, a movie based on the classic board game Clue was released.
There's no word on casting or a potential release date yet for "Tetris."
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