Los Angeles - The classic videogame Tetris, in which players slot a cascade of tumbling blocks together, is being turned into a science-fiction movie, the project's developers said on Tuesday.
Tetris has been a mainstay of computer gaming since it was created 30 years ago, but the shape-slotting puzzle may not seem like an obvious subject for a big-screen adaptation. Threshold Entertainment said in a statement that it was partnering with The Tetris Company to develop the film. “Everyone knows that Tetris is one of the best known, most beloved brands in the world,” Threshold chairman Larry Kasanoff said.
“What everyone doesn't know yet is this epic scifi story that we're going to tell. That's what's really exciting.” Threshold has already scored some game-to-movie successes, notably two Mortal Kombat films.
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