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This is How the World Ends: There's a 'Tetris' Movie in Development

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September 30, 2014

Tetris

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.

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  • TheOct8pus
    Maybe it's gonna be a horror movie similar to "Cube"
  • Jon Odishaw
    I was thinking the other day what a Thomas the tank engine movie would look like and I just couldn't...but apparantly someone can envision a tetris movie
    • TheOct8pus
      Thomas the Tank engine would be awesome. It should take place on an icy earth, where the whole world's population is inside Thomas's cars.....I see Chris Evans for some reason...
  • JBrotsis
    I've been wanting to see these become current, cinematic movies: Dinotopia, The Halo franchise, The Fantastic Voyage, The Illustrated Man, Swiss Family Robinson, and a remake of Creature from the Black Lagoon... But instead...we get Tetris. WTF?!
    • JBrotsis
      And btw, any pilot that can't dodge a slowly descending block should've never passed his pilot license/certification in the Air Force.
      • Your comments are killing me right now...love it.
  • Honestly the only way I could see this being a thing is if Edgar Wright made a sci-fi comedy out of it.
  • OfficialJab
    I thought the MK movies were pretty fun. The thing about this, is that there are probably a lot creative ways to make a movie themed around the game - but I'm thinking Kasanoff (isn't he the one who made Food Fight?) won't be entertaining any ideas that are too abstract.
  • DAVIDPD
    It's not April!!!~
  • Jonathan
    Again, whatever movie they end up making out of this...it can just be a new scifi movie. Why base it on some minimalist concept video game. They were clueless in their approach until they considered fitting blocks together? Really? Ugh! Haha...I get so frustrated. Just make a new movie that nobody ever heard of. Is Hollywood COMPLETELY out of ideas?
  • avconsumer2
    Wait... wha? How?

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