Potential blockbuster? ‘Tetris The Movie’ just got $80M funding

The classic video game Tetris is getting the Hollywood treatment and being turned into a movie with an $80 million budget.

Larry Kasanoff, producer of such films as "True Lies" and "Lego: The Adventures of Clutch Powers," has teamed up with Chinese producer Bruno Wu to create a joint venture called Threshold Global Studios to develop and finance the film.

The producers plan to film in China in 2017 and feature a Chinese cast.

Threshold has been working with The Tetris Company for over a year on developing the idea. The story has been created and Wu and Kasanoff will co-produce.

"Today there are so many great sources on which to build a movie blockbuster and video gaming is certainly an amazing category with its huge international following, so to have this legacy brand, Tetris, is a great, first project for us with Larry, who knows his way around this landscape," Wu said in a statement Tuesday.

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