“Mortal Kombat” producer Larry Kasanoff has teamed with Chinese businessman Bruno Wu to produce “Tetris: The Movie” as an $80 million China-U.S. co-production.
The picture will be set up as one of the first pictures from Threshold Global Studios, a new company involving Kasanoff’s Threshold Entertainment and Wu’s Seven Stars Entertainment.
“Tetris,” envisaged as a three part franchise picture will shoot partly in China and feature Chinese cast in prominent positions.
“Threshold Global will make cross-cultural movies for the global market,“ said Kasanoff and Wu, in a joint statement.
“We are very familiar with this concept,” Kasanoff told Variety. “’Mortal Kombat’ was based on Asian mythology.”