Ah 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.