Yes, a movie about Tetris is being made with a sci-­fi twist

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 30 September 2014 16:35 GMT

Threshold Entertainment, the folks who brought you the Mortal Kombat movies, have partnered with the Tetris Company to develop a big screen adaption based on the classic video game.

The film will be produced by Threshold Chairman Larry Kasanoff and executive produced by Threshold’s Jimmy Ienner and The Tetris Company.

It’s all part of the game’s 30th anniversary this year, and it will be a science fiction affair.

“Everyone knows that Tetris is one of the best known, most beloved brands in the world,” said Kasanoff. “What everyone doesn’t know yet is this epic sci-fi story that we’re going to tell. That’s what’s really exciting.”

“What started as a simple, computer puzzle game 30 years ago, today is part of our global consciousness, connecting people of all ages and backgrounds and feeding our innate desire to create order out of chaos,” says Henk Rogers, MD of The Tetris Company. “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.”

Those are the only details available as of press time. We’ll see if we can find out more.

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