Tetris Movie Adds Mortal Kombat Producer, Has $80 Million Budget
The upcoming Tetris movie will be "an epic, sci-fi thriller."
With the Assassin's Creed film set to hit theaters later this year, another video game movie is moving forward into production. Threshold Global Studios' first project is to adapt the classic video game Tetris to film.
Threshold Global Studios, a joint venture between Threshold Entertainment and Seven Star Works, announced that the upcoming Tetris movie's financing, story, and producers have been locked down. The movie will be "an epic, sci-fi thriller" with Larry Kasanoff (Mortal Kombat, True Lies) and Bruno Wu are on board to produce.
"Tetris, one of the most recognized video game franchises of all time, is a perfect first project for this strategy," said Kasanoff. "For our debut project, Threshold Global Studios will bring one of the most beloved, cross-generational gaming brands in the world to the big screen as an epic, sci-fi thriller."
"Today there are so many great sources on which to build a movie blockbuster and video gaming is certainly an amazing category with its huge international following, so to have this legacy brand, Tetris, is a great, first project for us with Larry, who knows his way around this landscape," said Wu.
Threshold's Jimmy Ienner is on as executive producer, while line producer Dane Smith (Deadpool, Harry Potter) will work on Tetris's visual effects.
Blue Planet Software CEO Maya Rogers, described as the "sole agent for the Tetris brand," said they're "very excited to bring Tetris fans worldwide this epic tale in the form of a major motion picture." Tetris fans probably didn't expect their favourite puzzle game to become a science-fiction thriller.
It was also announced that Tetris will have an $80 million budget. This is one of the biggest US-China co-production projects, according to the press release. Filming will take part at least partially in China with Chinese actors in the cast.
No details about the movie's plot were revealed, but GameSpot will keep you up to date on the Tetris film as more information becomes available.
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