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Tetris The Movie will be part of a trilogy, filming to begin next year

By Shawn Knight
May 17, 2016
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  1. Financing for a live-action, sci-fi thriller based on the popular puzzle game Tetris has been secured and the project will move ahead as scheduled… as a trilogy.

    Tetris The Movie now has an $80 million budget and is being co-produced under Threshold Global Studios, a new studio formed by Larry Kasanoff’s Threshold Entertainment Group and Bruno Wu’s Seven Star Works. Kasanoff’s Threshold Entertainment is a major industry player, having made more than 250 films including Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Mortal Kombat and True Lies, just to name a few.

    The movie will be filmed in China and other locations starting next year with a Chinese cast. Kasanoff and Wu will serve as co-producers according to Deadline. Kasanoff told the publication that the film is not at all what you think and that it’ll be a cool surprise.

    Threshold Entertainment said in late 2014 that it planned on making a live-action movie based on the popular puzzler. At the time, it seemed absurd to think that a game without a story and characters would even be considered for a film adaptation but in the wake of news that Centipede and Missile Command are also being made into movies, I suppose it is par for the course.

    Bringing hit games to the big screen is a practice that’s become commonplace as of late. The Angry Birds Movie hits theaters later this week and will be followed by Warcraft on June 10 and Assassin’s Creed which will be released on December 21.

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  2. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,153   +1,424

    It probably requires the same mindset as Minecraft fans have to like this idea.

    Suffice to say that even Pixels was a flop, after all its potential. Lazer Team was a little better, but not that much.

    So what chances does it leave to Tetris? It will probably flop before all the game's segments drop, or it will be more like flop-flop, flop-flop, flop-flop-flop, ... LOL

    P.S. And if you hate the Angry Birds game, go see the new Angry Birds movie, you will hate it even more. What do you call a "flap-flap-flap and no take-off" effort? That's right, a "flop-flop-flop".
     
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  3. umbala

    umbala TS Addict Posts: 169   +145

    What's next? Pong: The Movie?
     
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  4. EEatGDL

    EEatGDL TS Maniac Posts: 481   +159

    WHAT...
    THE...
    F*CK
     
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  5. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,153   +1,424

    With Winona Ryder as the main character?

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Heavy Man Crush

    Heavy Man Crush TS Rookie Posts: 16   +6

    Can't wait for Mike and Jay to rip it.
     
  7. Axle Grease

    Axle Grease TS Booster Posts: 69   +20

    I think the movie producer greatly over estimates the value of his nerdy childhood memories to others.
     
  8. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,256   +222

    Hollywood is running out of Ideas, or has been for decades and will be for decades to come.
     
  9. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 1,902   +528

    Lazer Team was much better than expected, but it's to be expected. It was made by the fans for the fans. :D
     
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  10. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 1,666   +776

    Yawn .... not even worth a comment ... zzzzzzzzzz
     
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  11. Theinsanegamer

    Theinsanegamer TS Guru Posts: 372   +324

    A trilogy of movies about...falling blocks? Seriously? And they got 80m for that idea. I can come up with some stupid ideas too for that kind of moolah.
     
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