Have you ever caught yourself at your desk, daydreaming about a Tetris-themed motion picture? Maybe you gorged yourself on the Tetris TV show and have bored your co-workers silly with Tetris-based strategy conversations, and you need something more to satisfy that deep-seated Tetris need?
Well, worry not, because your dreams are about to become reality.
Larry Kasanoff, the producer responsible for the Mortal Kombat movies (and TV show and stage adaptation), is doing to handle the strange, unwieldy task of bringing Tetris to the big screen…and he couldn’t be more thrilled.
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Said Kasanoff in a statement:
Everyone knows that Tetris is one of the best known, most beloved brands in the world. What everyone doesn’t know yet is this epic sci-fi story that we’re going to tell. That’s what’s really exciting.
And Henk Rogers, the managing director of The Tetris Company, sounds even happier about the pairing:
We look forward to partnering with Threshold Entertainment to re-imagine that common experience and bring a spectacular new Tetris universe to the big screen for the first time. In this new universe, as you’ll soon find out, there’s much more to Tetris than simply clearing lines.
It seems pretty clear from the statements that there’s no script, yet, and there might not even be a real concept. But, what the heck: it can’t be worse than Battleship, right? And, even if it is, nothing can destroy the magic of a good, refreshing round of Tetris. Adapt away, producers.