Cannes: ‘Tetris’ Heads for China Shoot as Larry Kasanoff, Bruno Wu Venture


“Mortal Kombat” producer Larry Kasanoff has teamed with Chinese businessman Bruno Wu to produce “Tetris: The Movie” as an $80 million China-U.S. co-production.

The picture will be set up as one of the first pictures from Threshold Global Studios, a new company involving Kasanoff’s Threshold Entertainment and Wu’s Seven Stars Entertainment.

“Tetris,” envisaged as a three part franchise picture will shoot partly in China and feature Chinese cast in prominent positions.

“Threshold Global will make cross-cultural movies for the global market,“ said Kasanoff and Wu, in a joint statement.

“We are very familiar with this concept,” Kasanoff told Variety. “’Mortal Kombat’ was based on Asian mythology.”

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