‘Tetris the Movie': Coming soon to a theater near you
Know how everyone always said Hollywood should make a movie based on “Tetris,” the 1984 video game in which players fit differently shaped blocks into one another?
Oh, wait — no one said that, but we’re getting one anyway, thanks to Larry Kasanoff and Bruno Wu.
The idea of such a film, much less a trilogy of them, seems so patently absurd that a group of filmmakers created a joke trailer for the movie long before the actual idea was even announced.
But the real thing might be coming to the silver screen in the next few years.
At The Cannes Film Festival, Kasanoff, who previously produced a string of films based on the “Mortal Kombat” video game series, and Wu, CEO of China’s Sun Seven Stars Media Group, announced their new company Threshold Global Studios, Deadline reported.
They go on to say that the company is making “Tetris the Movie,” which will be a sci-fi thriller. The film’s current budget is $80 million, shooting is set to begin in China in 2017, according to USA Today.