Threshold Entertainment is developing a live-action film adaptation of the classic 1980s video game “Tetris”.
Threshold CEO Larry Kasanoff tells The Wall Street Journal: “It’s a very big, epic sci-fi movie. This isn’t a movie with a bunch of lines running around the page. We’re not giving feet to the geometric shapes.”
Soviet game-designer Alexey Pajitnov released the original game in 1984 which was all about moving around random shaped blocks, The game became a world-wide phenomenon, especially on portable gaming systems such as Nintendo’s Game Boy.
No directors or cast are attached to the film as yet, but there is reportedly a story in place, with Kasanoff saying: “Brands are the new stars of Hollywood. We have a story behind ‘Tetris’ which makes it a much more imaginative thing.”
Kasanoff has some experience adapting video games for the big screen, most notably the two “Mortal Kombat” live-action films.
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