Addictive Puzzle Game 'Tetris' To Become An 'Epic Sci-Fi Movie'
Threshold Entertainment, the company that brought video game franchise "Mortal Kombat" to the big screen has announced that it's set to bring another popular game to movie thieaters in the not-too-distant future: Tetris. No, really. The company's CEO, Larry Kasanoff, told the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday that Threshold has story in place that is "much more imaginative" than one might think, and that the film will be a "very big, epic sci-fi movie." "This isn't a movie with a bunch of lines running around the page," he said. "We're not giving feet to the geometric shapes." Kasanoff also says plans for endless levels -- er, sequels -- are in place if the film is a success. "We certainly have the canvas for location-based entertainment based on the epicness," he said; adding, "What you [will] see in 'Tetris' is the teeny tip of an iceberg that has intergalactic significance." Threshold also has an animation studio division, and is responsible for the animated "Lego Star Wars" features for the Cartoon Network and has produced several theme park films, including "Mission: Space" for Epcot Center in Walt Disney World. The Tetris movie announcement follows the announcement of another block-based video game movie: "Minecraft," which was announced in February following the huge success of "The Lego Movie." Tetris was designed by Soviet programmer Alexey Pajitnov and released on June 6, 1984. Five years later it came bundled with Nintendo's first hand-held system, the Game Boy. Sounds like it's only a matter of time until a movie based on the classic wooden ABC blocks is greenlit.
By Kevin Blair, Telegraph UK