What the actual… Tetris movie confirmed!?

TetrisI have to say that I took a bit of a double take when I actually read the news on this one. Threshold Entertainment has acquired the movie rights of Tetris. The movie will be shot in 2017 with a confirmed budget of 80 million dollars. Apart from Chinese businessman Bruno Wu, the other person behind the movie project is none other than Lawrence Kasanoff, who produced both of the feature-length movie adaptions of Mortal Kombat during the 1990s.

Incidentally, Kasanoff and Threshold were the custodians of the Mortal Kombat media rights until Midway was acquired by Warner Bros. and became NetherRealm Studios. Threshold also produced the live-action Mortal Kombat: Conquest and the animated Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm television adaptions (MK: Legacy was produced independently).

I have no idea what kind of a movie Tetris would make with the studio only commenting that it will be an “epic Sci-Fi adventure” film. While I find the idea extremely intriguing, I’m still puzzled that this movie is actually getting made.

Tetris was also featured in the 2015 video-game movie Pixels.