According to the Wall Street Journal, Threshold Entertainment has announced plans to develop a movie based on the famous puzzle game Tetris. Larry Kasanoff, The company’s CEO is calling for the movie to become “a very big, epic sci-fi movie.” Currently, no cast or director details have been released and few story elements have.
“This isn’t a movie with a bunch of lines running around the page. We’re not giving feet to the geometric shapes.” Stated Mr. Kasanoff. “We have a story behind Tetris which makes it a much more imaginative thing.”
Ever since its 1984 release, Tetris has become a corner stone in the work of video games. Created by Alexey Pajitnov during the final years of the Soviet Union, the game challenges players to rotate, stack, and create complete rows out of blocks that fall in various sets of four. The game gets faster as the player goes on. Make a row, you get points and the completed row disappears. If the pile of blocks gets too high, the game is over. When it was released on the Nintendo Gameboy, it soon would have world-wide acclaim.
Threshold Entertainment is most famous for Lego based programming for Cartoon Network and rides for various amusement parks. Larry Kasanoff is a famous film producer, with credits that include True Lies and the Mortal Kombat films. He is also the director and one of the story writers of the animated film Food Fight.
“What you [will] see in Tetris is the teeny tip of an iceberg that has intergalactic significance.” he also said “We certainly have the canvas for location-based entertainment based on the epicness.”
So, a few questions for everbody. Does anyone think this is going to happen? What kind of story would you create based on the puzzle game? Would anybody watch it? Let us know in the comments.
Source: Wallstreet Journal