You heard it here – cue the Tetris music. (you know it would have been playing in your head regardless if there was music or not!)
According to the Wall Street Journal, A film based on the classic video game Tetris is in the works.
Threshold Entertainment is working with the Tetris Company to develop the film, although no director is attached, but apparently a story is in place.
Threshold CEO Larry Kasinoff admitted that it wouldn’t be as goofy as it sounds. “This isn’t a movie with a bunch of lines running around the page. We’re not giving feet to the geometric shapes,”. If you are not familiar with Kasinoff, he is best known for adapting the Mortal Kombat fighting games into two films, 1995’s Mortal Kombat and 1997’s Mortal Kombat: Annihilation. I mean who could forget this piece of acting and cinema history?
Kasinoff goes on about Tetris: “Brands are the new stars of Hollywood,” he says. “We have a story behind ‘Tetris’ which makes it a much more imaginative thing…What you [will] see in ‘Tetris’ is the teeny tip of an iceberg that has intergalactic significance.”
If you have been living in a cave, Tetris is the classic abstract puzzle game created in 1984 by the Soviet game designer Alexey Pajitnov. It has been regarded as one of the best games ever created and was a huge hit in the arcades and become a huge phenomenon when it hit the Gameboy.