tetrisAh Tetris, sinker-of-time, causer-of-Tetris-Syndrome, infinitely entertaining…the list goes on, and that’s unfortunate for fans, because Tetris looks to be joining the list of game-to-movie makeovers along such big hitters as Battleship, Mortal Kombat and Super Mario Bros.

From the Studio That Brought You Mortal Kombat…

No, that’s not a joke. Threshold Entertainment produced the original Mortal Kombat movie and its terribad sequel, both of which to this day remain a guilty pleasure for many a gamer…oh fine, just me.

This could bode well in monetary terms for Tetris considering that Mortal Kombat pulled in a $70 million gross, but if the studio decides to invest in Michael-Bay-caliber CGI instead of the story/script, we may well end up with another Battleship.

Speaking of Battleship

Although details are currently scant, there is no director or actors attached to the project. As for story, Threshold Entertainment’s own CEO Larry Kasanoff was quoted as saying, “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.”

Though this rundown sounds suspiciously Battleship-y, we can always hope that Hollywood will learn from their numerous movie investment mistakes.

Jon Bio CardJon Schear is a part time gamer, full time graphic designer and when he finds time for it, wannabe digital artist. He also drinks PBR and plays WoW…don’t judge him.

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Jon Schear is a full time designer whose range extends from graphic and web design to digital art.

5 comments

  1. I enjoyed the original MK film. I was such an MK fanboy for the original 2 games that I saw the first film in theaters 3 times the first day >.>. Now Double Dragon and House of the Dead? Those were stinkers.

    1. I did too. It was incredibly entertaining as are most of Paul W.S. Anderson’s films (emphasis on “most”). The guy who did House of the Dead, Uwe Boll, is pretty notorious for ruining video game IP. I remember the guys who wrote Alone in the Dark originally wanted it to be a noir, indie flick with Cthulhu underpinnings, but good ‘ol Boll stepped in and inserted explosions, bullet time, and worst of all Tara Reid.

      1. Yep, all of his game-based movies were awful. I actually saw House of the Dead in theaters for haha’s, but even low expectations could save it.

  2. I’ll never understand why hollywood/movie industry pick up games that are so ill suited for the silver screen! Tetris, really? Jesus thats the bottom of the barrel well and truly scraped!

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