Someone Is Actually Making A Tetris Movie

Posted by Bob Muir on Oct 1, 2014 in Cinema, Videogames |

Tetris

As Hollywood runs out of viable properties to remake, reboot, and sequelize the past, it has expanded to brands that don’t even really have stories. Perhaps spurred by the ludicrous existence of the Battleship movie, Threshold Entertainment has announced that they are producing a Tetris movie in conjunction with The Tetris Company. The movie will be live-action, described as “a very big, epic sci-fi movie” by Threshold CEO Larry Kasanoff. Kasanoff has adapted videogames in the past; he produced the cheesy Mortal Kombat and Mortal Kombat: Annihilation. Meanwhile, Threshold is most notable for Foodfight!, an ugly CGI monstrosity where the product placement are the characters.

Seriously, who is this movie for? When I think of sci-fi epics, I don’t think of Tetris. I think of dropping blocks on my Game Boy (and various other devices) until I inevitably lose. I wonder if this is just being pushed into production to give some competition to Adam Sandlers’ upcoming “under attack from videogames” movie Pixels. I can’t wait to see more adaptations of games with little-to-no story just to cash-in on brand recognition!

Source: The Wall Street Journal

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