Because we all know how high the demand is for a Tetris movie.
At least that’s what this China-U.S. co-production is hoping for. A potential Tetris movie was announced last year, and financing is now locked in.
According to a report by Deadline, China entertainment and media entrepreneur Bruno Wu has teamed up with producer Larry Kasanoff (Mortal Kombat) and created the banner Threshold Global Studios, which will develop and finance Tetris The Movie as its first picture.
Talks with The Tetris Company have reportedly been underway for more than year, and now it’s all good to go. The project is said to be costing $US80 million, an amount that will see the production shoot in China and other locations sometime next year.
Plot details haven’t been disclosed, but we do know that the film is being classified as a sci-fi thriller. Whatever that means. Oh, and don’t expect this to be a one-off either; Tetris The Movie is to be the first of a trilogy.
The cast is said to be predominantly Chinese. No word as yet on who will be playing the beloved ‘I’ piece.
Tetris, designed and programmed by Russian game designer Alexey Pajitnov, was first released on June 6, 1984. The time-killing game has remained popular over the years, retaining a following on mobile phones. To date, the game has apparently been downloaded as a mobile game over 500 million times. Hell, maybe there is some demand for a Tetris movie.
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