At first, a Tetris movie might not seem like a practical idea. Sure, there are a ton of movies based on video games, but most of those games have characters and plots. Still, if you start thinking about it, there could be some really cool ways to actually make a movie.
The makers of Tetris agree, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The movie has actually been on the table for quite some time, and it looks like a coalition of media moguls is going to co-produce the movie and make it happen. China-based producer Bruno Wu will be working with U.S.-based producer Lawrence Kasanoff (who is responsible for Mortal Kombat, for one) to work under the ground name Threshold Global Studios.
The new movie is expected to have a budget of around $80 million.
We don't know much about the plot yet, though it has been categorized as an "epic sci-fi thrilled." There are people who are worried that the movie will look similar to the $88 million venture Pixels, a film that didn't do well with fans either monetarily or review wise.
Pixels did feature Tetris blocks falling from the sky throughout the movie quite prominently, so they will have to work around that as well. The company will have to work to make sure there isn't a repeat with the way the movie is received.
Of course, the movie does have brand recognition on a quite global level, especially because it has a universal language in no language. The game was created by a Russian programmer, Alexey Pajitnov, in 1984 and began as a somewhat primitive computer game. However, the game really came into popularity in the late 1980s when Nintendo's Game Boy picked it up and it eventually became its own line of games.
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