‘Tetris’ Slated To Become the Next Sci-Fi Movie Sensation
If you anxiously awaited and enjoyed Mortal Kombat, released in 1995, you will be excited to know that Tetris is the next project of the same studio – Threshold Entertainment. While ‘Tetris’ is one of the most popular games of all time, Threshold Entertainment’s CEO Larry Kasanoff wants to take it to the next level.
As he told The Wall Street Journal, the film version of the game won’t simply be a screen packed with moving geometric shapes. Their version of ‘Tetris’ aims to combine action-packed sci-fi elements with a deeper story that will appeal to fans of classic arcade machines and viewers around the world. Kasanoff states that the move will have “intergalactic significance”, possibly signifying a budding film franchise in the making.
No specific acting talent has yet been identified for the movie. While some success has been had with movies based on games, think Tomb Raider, if the move were to surpass the actual success of ‘Tetris’, many would be surprised.
Since January 2010, ‘Tetris’ holds the record for the most paid-downloadable game of all time, selling over 170 million copies. As recent as March of 2014, the Tetris Company agreed to bring the game to the current popular gaming platforms including Xbox ONE and Playstation 4. ‘Tetris’ turns 30 this year after being released in June 1984 by Alexey Pajitnov, a Russian video game designer.
Expanding further than even a movie, Kasanoff states that based on the film’s potential “epicness,” it is possible to consider bringing a “location-based entertainment” to audiences. Will ‘Tetris’ become the next Star Wars? We will have to wait and see. In the meantime, a revival of ‘Tetris’ in all its forms – including classic arcade machines – is sure to take place, not that ‘Tetris’ has ever lacked in attention or popularity.