This is How the World Ends: There's a 'Tetris' Movie in Development
by Ethan Anderton
September 30, 2014
It's not hard to see how video games like Metal Gear Solid and Assassin's Creed can make for interesting adaptations into feature films, and even classic video games like Space Invaders can easily be brought to the big screen. But now one of the most basic video games ever is somehow developing a feature film adaptation. Threshold Entertainment has just announced that they are developing a big screen version of Tetris. Yes, the video game that tasks players with stacking different shaped blocks to form lines and score points will be turned into a movie. This isn't April Fool's Day and we're not joking. What's going on?!
From his statement in the press release, you can tell Kassanoff is a true artist as he says, "Brands are the new stars of Hollywood. We have a story behind Tetris which makes it a much more imaginative thing. We certainly have the canvas for location-based entertainment based on the epicness. What you [will] see in Tetris is the teeny tip of an iceberg that has intergalactic significance." We're not sure how that's possible, but Kassanoff also told 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." So not like this:
Threshhold Entertainment is the company founded by Larry Kasanoff, who previously served as president of James Cameron's Lightstorm Entertainment. However, his company hasn't exactly been responsible for the most quality programming since they're the company behind the abysmal Mortal Kombat adaptation and the sequel Mortal Kombat: Annihilation. But Kasanoff thinks his teaming with The Tetris Company, celebrating the 30th anniversary of their iconic puzzle game this year, will yield successful results. Before you know it, we'll just be turning jigsaw puzzles into movies too.