Yup, you read that right.
Threshold Entertainment, the company that brought the “Mortal Kombat” video game to the big screen, is partnering with The Tetris Company to bring the ’80s hit “Tetris” to movie theatres.
It will be a live-action, sci-fi film. “Everyone knows that Tetris is one of the best known, most beloved brands in the world,” Threshold Chairman Larry Kasanoff said in a statement. “What everyone doesn’t know yet is this epic sci-fi story that we’re going to tell. That’s what’s really exciting.”
But we don’t know any other details, including who will write it, star in it, or what it’s even about. Apparently, it will be about much more than just “clearing lines,” according to Henk Rogers, managing director of The Tetris Company.
This isn’t the first live-action movie based on a video game, of course. Besides “Mortal Kombat,” there are movies based on “Prince of Persia,” “Resident Evil,” and perhaps the best of the bunch, “Tomb Raider.”
But this might be the first movie about a puzzle video game. (A “Minecraft” movie is also in the works, however.)
The Tetris Company was formed in 1996. It became the exclusive source of all licenses to Tetris. It also created the Tetris Guidelines to establish consistency and quality standards for the game, so hopefully that translates to a “Tetris” movie.
“Tetris” just celebrated its 30th birthday in June.