It’s official; Hollywood has finally run out of ideas…
It has been announced that Santa Monica-based production shingle Threshold Entertainment and executive producer Jimmy Ienner are teaming up with the Tetris Company for a live-action feature inspired by the legendary video game, ‘Tetris.’
“Everyone knows that Tetris is one of the best known, most beloved brands in the world,” Threshold’s CEO Larry Kasanoff said in a release. “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, Managing Director 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.”
The brainchild of Russian programmer Alexey Pajitnov, the tile-matching puzzle game debuted in 1984 and quickly became one of the most widely-recognized electronic titles of all time. ‘Tetris’ (or one of its many variants) is available for nearly every platform imaginable.
Kasanoff is no stranger to taking videogames to the silver screen, having produced ‘Mortal Kombat’ and ‘Mortal Kombat: Annihilation’ in the 1990s.