Tetris is being made into a live-action, sci-fi movie

By Shawn Knight
Oct 1, 2014
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  1. Sometimes the simplest ideas are the most successful. Just look at Minecraft, a modern title featuring graphics from the 8-bit era in which players use blocks to build things. And how can you forget about Tetris, a 30-year-old game that...

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  2. Timonius

    Timonius TS Evangelist Posts: 638   +56

    W T F?
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  3. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Editor Posts: 2,184   +1,215

    haha yeah I don't understand either.
  4. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,258

    The U.S. film industry officially jumps the Shark(nado) !

    Let me guess. Latest not-really-A-list actor playing an emotionally struggling vet incomprehensively gets a call from the President to take charge of the world's combined military forces to manoeuvre falling blocks into a joined sequence by hacking the alien machines using Windows XP. Not-really-A-list actor needs to accomplish this before the blocks splat the city where his estranged ex-wife, his adorable kid, and the ex's new ineffectual husband live. This will be accomplished with one second left on some arbitrary timer, but not before one less significant city is destroyed.

    Can't wait for the sequel....Tetris vs. Solitaire
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2014
  5. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,430   +2,822

    Another low budget film that no one will care for! I doubt pirates will waste their bandwidth for this.
  6. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,159   +67

    I'll be looking forward to this. I have no idea how they can make it epic sci-fi, but I'm curious. Battleship was silly but I enjoyed it, and this sounds like it could be a decent flick. Probably nothing to go to the theatre for, but I'll still want to see it.
  7. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,408   +461

    If they are using mortal kombat movies as some sort of CV this is the most unapealing thing I've heard lately.
  8. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,729   +1,093

    What was the thought process on this one? Battleship was made into a movie, and tetris was an even MORE popular game than battleship?
  9. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,617   +492

    See at least Battleship is based on a 1 v 1 scenario, that was extrapolated into the US vs Aliens, what else is new, add Liam Neeson, special effects, and voila. Tetris, I just don't see a movie having any direct relation, beside of course the blocks falling from the sky, to actual point in Tetris, how stacking blocks in a city environment will be portrayed will be interesting to see, Futurama did it between two buildings as a joke in one episode but that was for a 15 second segment. Might go see it if I don't pay, for sure I won't fork over money for this one.
  10. Heihachi1337

    Heihachi1337 TS Rookie Posts: 49   +11

    I really think at this point, this is Hollywood's attempt at insulting the game industry further. They see it as a threat. Sort of like the news stories that Fox, NBC, CNN have to run about how games are "kill simulators" because they don't like the new competition.
    This is sort of Hollywood's way of doing the same.
    Either way, can we kill it with fire?
    Hope this movie ruins another director's career and we never hear from that person, or the people that starred in the movie, ever again.
  11. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,335   +1,936

    It sounds nearly as exciting as watching grass grow.
  12. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,456   +1,759

    Maybe they could rip off the "Transformers" franchise, and have the falling blocks turn into Gumby, who then goes on a killing spree, eating people playing "Tetris" on Pentium 3 computers. Hey, don't knock it, at least with my plot line, they may not be able to make a sequel.

    Was "Tetris" around for Pentium 2 based machines? If so caveat emptor, I smell a prequel in the offing.

    "Danger Wil Robinson, danger! Please avert your eyes from the ships video screen". No siree Wil, you won't be able to un-see this stinker.
  13. TS-56336

    TS-56336 TS Addict Posts: 609   +109

    I'm sure it will be a "blockbuster".
  14. Raoul Duke

    Raoul Duke TS Guru Posts: 859   +307

    I'm waiting for the Minecraft movie especially in high-definition
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2014
  15. Moxiy

    Moxiy TS Member Posts: 38

    What? Seriously? How will this turn out now? hahah

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