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article image'Tetris' movie in the works

By Michael Thomas     Sep 30, 2014 in Entertainment
Video games are no strangers to movie adaptations, but perhaps one of the most iconic games ever is set to become a feature film — the addictive rotating-block game 'Tetris.'
The announcement came Tuesday exclusively via the Wall Street Journal. At some point in the future, Threshold Entertainment — in collaboration with the Tetris Company — will release a live-action adaptation of the classic game. So far, there are no attached actors or directors, but Threshold apparently has a story in mind.
Threshold CEO Larry Kasanoff was quick to dispel some notions of what the movie could turn into. "It's a very big, epic sci-fi movie," he told WSJ. “This isn’t a movie with a bunch of lines running around the page. We’re not giving feet to the geometric shapes.”
Threshold has in the past collaborated on a number of animated shorts and films, largely with Lego, on titles like Bionicle: The Legend Reborn and Lego: Atlantis.
Kasanoff, meanwhile, is perhaps best known for his film adaptations of the Mortal Kombat franchise, releasing films in 1995 and 1997, for a combined gross of $105 million.
Threshold is looking to capitalize on the increasing presence of brands in big-screen entertainment. The Lego Movie is perhaps the most successful instance of this — not to mention 2012's Battleship, based on the classic strategy game.
They're not the only games making the transition to film — a Monopoly movie is in the works, with Ridley Scott attached as the producer, and there will also be an adaptation of Hungry, Hungry Hippos.
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