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 challenges players to strategically stack blocks?
These titles share more than 8-bit graphics and blocks in common. Following the announcement of a Minecraft movie earlier this year, we’ve now learned that Tetris is being made into a live-action movie. No, I’m not kidding.
According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, Threshold Entertainment has teamed up with the Tetris Company to create a live-action film based on the iconic game. Although there isn’t a cast and directors haven’t been selected yet, the two companies already have a storyline in place.
Threshold CEO Larry Kasanoff said it won’t be a movie about a bunch of lines running around the page as they aren’t giving feet to the game’s geometric shapes. Instead, they’re pitching it as a “very big, epic sci-fi movie.” He added that brands are the new stars of Hollywood and the story behind Tetris makes it a much more imaginative thing.
Kasanoff has been down this road before as he was responsible for the game-to-film adaptations of Mortal Kombat and Mortal Kombat: Annihilation in the mid-90s.
The executive said what we will see in the Tetris movie is just the tip of an iceberg that has intergalactic significance.
Do you think Tetris will end up being a blockbuster (sorry) once it falls into theaters (sorry, again)?