This is not a drill: Tetris is making the transition to the big screen, as Threshold Entertainment announces a live-action film adaptation of the popular puzzler. Over the years, we’ve seen some strange game-to-film adaptations in the past, but this one might just squeak to the top of the list.
This isn’t a movie with a bunch of lines running around the page. We’re not giving feet to the geometric shapes.
We’re all devastated to know that we won’t be seeing a big-screen interpretation of the love between the T block and the elusive I, but Kasanoff is promising something more dramatic (although potentially no less bizarre). Rather than a simple adaptation of falling blocks, get in line for “a very big, epic sci-fi movie.”
Brands are the new stars of Hollywood. We have a story behind ‘Tetris’ which makes it a much more imaginative thing.
It’s not the first time Kasanoff has tried his hand at bringing video games to cinema – he was behind the 90s adaptations of Mortal Kombat. The 1995 film of the same name grossed US$70 million, with the 1997 sequel Mortal Kombat: Annihilation grossing around half that.
Be warned though, this is also the studio behind 2012’s animated disaster Foodfight!, which featured a number of well-known real-world brands (Coca-Cola, Twinkie, Mrs. Butterworth) coming to life to “take on the forces of evil”.