Movies are being made more and more often out of popular video game concepts as continues to be demonstrated, the latest of which is going back a few decades for the film industry’s most recent inspiration… namely a game first produced in 1984.
With production assistance for Threshold coming in the form of The Tetris Company’s official backing to the project, the format has been described as that of a ‘live-action sci-fi movie’, as The Wall Street Journal reports.
Larry Kasanoff, the CEO of Threshold Entertainment (and previously gave a film adaptation to the much easier video game subject of Mortal Kombat), said of the “very big, epic” adaptation: “This isn’t a movie with a bunch of lines running around the page” he continued. “We’re not giving feet to the geometric shapes. Brands are the new stars of Hollywood. We have a story behind Tetris which makes it a much more imaginative thing. What you [will] see in Tetris is the teeny tip of an iceberg that has intergalactic significance.”
Coming off the back anniversary celebrations regarding its original Game Boy release, it seems as though Tetris will be in cinemas at some point in the future, and a check of the date will tell you it is still 6 months away from being 1 April. The makers of this 2012 video will be feeling quite proud of themselves at satirically predicting the future, but hopefully the real thing will have some high-budget quality behind it, even if it would need to distance itself a little from what Tetris is to most people:
After it comes out, though, we will then be able to look forward to Threshold making a sports movie, an inspirational adaptation of Pong…