Tetris film adaptation in the works

Threshold Entertainment has announced it is working with The Tetris Company to produce a live-action movie based on the puzzle classic.

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Movie-goers sometimes express annoyance with Hollywood's lack of original ideas, and those people should probably stop reading this story now. Threshold Entertainment has announced it is working with The Tetris Company to develop a live-action movie based on Tetris.

Tetris.

The Wall Street Journal reports that Threshold CEO Larry Kasanoff sees it as a "very big, epic sci-fi movie." He suggested that it won't be "a movie with a bunch of lines running around the page" and said they're not "giving feet to the geometric shapes." So far, the film does not have a director or cast attached, and it seems to be in the early development stages. 

Kasanoff himself was the producer behind Mortal Kombat and Mortal Kombat: Annihilation. His company Threshold is known more for its licensed theme park rides based on Star Trek and the Justice League, though Kasanoff says he's open to developing Tetris in a similar way. "We certainly have the canvas for location-based entertainment based on the epicness." 

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    October 1, 2014 4:00 PM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Tetris film adaptation in the works.

    Threshold Entertainment has announced it is working with The Tetris Company to produce a live-action movie based on the puzzle classic.

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      October 1, 2014 4:09 PM

      LINE PIECE

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      October 1, 2014 4:30 PM

      Hopefully they find a way to incorporate the original version that ran on the Elektronika 60 (a Soviet PDP-11 clone): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0gAgQQHFcQ

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      October 2, 2014 12:28 AM

      This is gonna be even better than the minesweeper movie! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHY8NKj3RKs

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      October 2, 2014 6:15 AM

      Most movies based on games crash and burn because they either misuse the core material or just fabricate things that make so sense in the context of the game. You would think after big flops like Mario Bros, Battleship, Uwe Boll adaptions, and countless others that this wouldn't even be getting any traction.

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      October 2, 2014 8:45 AM

      Another story said there isn't even a script yet. So.... there's really not much to announce here.

      I can't think of any way to transform this game concept into a full "big, epic sci-fi movie" like they think. MAYBE take the actual game and make it the center of some kind of Hunger Games-ish competition. So, really a video game movie from the 80's I guess.

      Interlocking alien space ships wouldn't really do it. There's no line clearing. Microbiology where they have to figure out the gene sequence to build a line across to stop a virus? I guess, but not sure you can draw the audience into the brick stacking aspect for long like that. Though, this makes me think we're LONG over due for a remake of Fantastic Voyage. That movie with modern effect would OWN.

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      October 2, 2014 8:47 AM

      It seems like they do this stuff more for the headlines than the actual movie.

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      October 2, 2014 10:04 AM

      This is real dumb. Why not a doc or drama about the creation of the game and aftermath? I'd like to see that.

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