Watch the skies for falling geometric shapes, because Tetris is the latest game that is being adapted as a feature film. So how on Earth is this going to work?
Top image from Tetris—Official Trailer, which is not an official trailer but is embedded below.
The Wall Street Journa's Speakeasy blog is reporting that Threshold Entertainment is developing a live-action Tetris film, but it sounds like the pieces won't be the stars:
"It's a very big, epic sci-fi movie," Threshold's CEO Larry Kasanoff tells Speakeasy exclusively. "This isn't a movie with a bunch of lines running around the page. We're not giving feet to the geometric shapes."
Kasanoff also emphasizes that "Brands are the new stars of Hollywood," which is a bit amusing given that he directed Threshold Entertainment's CG-animated flop Foodfight!, which centered on food brand mascots—including the likes of Mrs. Butterworth and Charlie Tuna—that fight for dominion over a supermarket. But the Tetris movie does not currently have a director attached, so Kasanoff may well be handing off directorial duties to someone else.
In the wake of movies like Battleship, lots of folks have been joking about a Tetris blockbuster film:
But really, we want to know if the soundtrack will sound like this:
A 'Tetris' Movie Is in the Works [WSJ Speakeasy]