‘Tetris’ Movie Will Be a Sci-Fi Trilogy

Tetris movie trilogy
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All good things come in threes, right? That’s certainly what producer Larry Kasanoff is banking on with his latest video game adaptation, “Tetris.”

Kasanoff told Empire Magazine that the film will be a trilogy.

“That’s correct,” he responded when asked if rumors of the adaption receiving three installments were true. But, he said, that’s “purely because the story we conceived is so big.”

“This isn’t us splitting the last one of our eight movies in two to wring blood out of the stone. It’s just a big story,” Kasanoff said.

Kasanoff first announced the movie almost two years ago. The film — a China-U.S. co-production — secured $80 million in funding last month.

“We want the story to be a surprise, but it’s a big science-fiction movie,” Kasanoff said of the untitled film. “I came up with the idea as I was thinking about ‘Tetris’ and the theme of creating order out of chaos.”

He also added “we’re not going to have blocks with feet running around the movie, but it’s great that people think so. It sets the bar rather low!”

“Tetris” is set to begin shooting in China next year. It will be one of the first pics from Threshold Global Studios, a new company involving Kasanoff’s Threshold Entertainment and Chinese businessman Bruno Wu’s Seven Stars Entertainment.

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  1. Cass says:

    Somebody has a tax write off on this bomb in the future that’s for sure.

  2. meta says:

    Sounds like a battleship/warcraft bomb. How the hell is Tetris going to offer good characters or plot elements? It’s just a name, free advertising. Never mind the plot. Never mind the characters.

    • firefly12183 says:

      Warcraft was hardly a bomb. Financially it was very successful and I personally just plain enjoyed it. It wasn’t a perfect adaptation of a long established story or a perfect movie by any stretch of the imagination. I could nitpick all day about differences from the game’starts cannon, but why? If you just sit back and enjoy it for what it is it’still a good time!

      Besides, as anyone who plays Wow knows it’s not uncommon for Blizzard to retcon characters and stories, the lore is forever evolving. So no harm in taking some liberties on the big wcreen, imo.

  3. Atomsk says:

    This is either going to be the worst thing ever, or, if they do the right thing and go with some Tarkovsky-style, Lovecraftian extra-dimensional horror (hire me to be a writer), the best thing ever

  4. the next “Angry Birds the movie” movie

  5. Ken says:

    I’m still recovering from PIXELS. Giving this new one a big pass.

  6. EricJ says:

    And before we get more “WTF?” posts, Kasanoff’s company bought the rights to Midway arcade games six years ago, and hoped a new Mortal Kombat reboot would be the flagship for his new Paramount/Hasbro-wannabe company of linked license-property trilogies and spinoffs, but couldn’t wrangle the rights to one away from Warner’s plans.

    Welcome to the 10’s, where buying the corporate rights to -anything- convinces you you’re the Next Marvel.

  7. That's What She says:

    Anyone whining about “Hahleewuud ran outta ideuz!” was clearly born when Scooby Doo hit the scene. That comment is staler than a Tetris movie, a mighty feat to be sure.

  8. ben says:

    Along with the Dungeons and Dragons reboot these are the top two dumb movie ideas of the day.

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