What these kids know about Game Cartridges?
Yes, you read that right. Out of all the video games that have yet to get a movie; a very unlikely game is getting a movie. According to The Wall Street Journal, Threshold Entertainment will be making a live action film based on the ’84 video game. Now before we pass judgement on this Tetris movie project, let’s here what Threshold CEO Larry Kasanoff has to say about this announcement.
“It’s a very big, epic sci-fi movie. This isn’t a movie with a bunch of lines running around the page. We’re not giving feet to the geometric shapes. … Brands are the new stars of Hollywood. We have a story behind Tetris which makes it a much more imaginative thing. … We certainly have the canvas for location-based entertainment based on the epicness. … What you [will] see in ‘Tetris’ is the teeny tip of an iceberg that has intergalactic significance.”
Hmm… Well I suppose some encouragement is better than no encouragement. So this live-action Tetris movie will not feature a bunch of colorful lines dropping like I’m imagining at the moment. No. They have a story that’s labeled as an epic sci-fi adventure. If that’s the case then it”’ just be a whole different movie that happens to carry the brand name (Tetris). I don’t know about that. I do know another studio tried that with the board game Battleship, and failed badly. Then again I don’t know too much about this, so it could be very awesome.
No further details have been revealed at the moment. This news does bring to mind another film which has currently wrapped production, Pixels. The upcoming movie based off the same titled short film and has more of my enthusiasm behind it. If that’s a success than this Tetris movie will get a boost. Pixels stars Adam Sandler and Kevin James, so that’s a pretty big if.
What do you think of a live-action Tetris film Movie Talkers?