Those of you who love classic video games as well as cinema will be excited to learn about the latest film to come from Hollywood: a Tetris adaptation from Threshold Entertainment.
According to The Wall Street Journal, Threshold Entertainment and Tetris Company are developing a live-action film based on the Tetris video game from the 1980s. The film will also be called Tetris. While the story is already set in stone, there are no directors or cast members on board yet. A release date also hasn't been scheduled, with only "sometime in the near future" being offered as a timetable.
Threshold has worked on several animation projects in recent years, including digital productions with Marvel, Lego, and Star Wars, while Tetris is renowned across the world as a one of the best puzzle games in gaming history. Soviet game-designer Alexey Pajitnov released it in 1984 for home computers and arcades, but it became hugely successful after the Game Boy version launched in 1989.
Larry Kasanoff, CEO of Threshold, threw around adjectives like "big" and "epic" and "sci-fi" while describing the Tetris film, emphasising that brands are a new kind of Hollywood star and that Tetris will embody both the brand aspect as well as an imaginative story. Kasanoff is also known for adapting Mortal Kombat in 1995 and Mortal Kombat: Annihilation in 1997, both of which grossed more than $100 million total.
“What you [will] see in Tetris is the teeny tip of an iceberg that has intergalactic significance,” Kasanoff said in an interview, while also alluding to the film expanding beyond a big-screen experience should it perform well at the box office.
He added: “We certainly have the canvas for location-based entertainment based on the epicness."