The Tetris Movie Will Be a Trilogy and Here's Why
"The story we conceived is so big."
Producers of the Tetris movie, which has been brewing for years now, have big plans for it. Larry Kasanoff, who is leading the effort to adapt the game for the big screen, told Empire that the rumors that it will be a trilogy are correct.
He says this is being done not necessarily to make more money, but rather to accommodate the huge scope of the story.
"Purely because the story we conceived is so big," he said about why it's a trilogy. "This isn't us splitting the last one of our eight movies in two to wring blood out of the stone. It's just a big story."
Kasanoff also cleared up some confusion about what would actually happen in the movie, considering it's based on a game that doesn't ostensibly have much story.
"We're not going to have blocks with feet running around the movie," he said. "But it's great that people think so. It sets the bar rather low!"
Kasanoff further teased that whatever you might be thinking about the Tetris movie's story, you're probably wrong. "I guarantee you it's not what you think," he said. "No one has come remotely close to figuring out what we're doing."
We also learn that casting for the untitled movie is "well underway," while some shooting will take place in China. Previously, it was reported that the film would feature some Chinese actors.
The Tetris movie is described as an "epic, sci-fi thriller." Kasanoff, who previously worked on Mortal Kombat and True Lies, is producing the movie. Producer Dane Smith (Deadpool, Harry Potter) will work on the film's visual effects.
In May, we learned that the Tetris movie will have an $80 million budget. No specifics about a cast or director have been announced. We also don't know when the movie will come out.
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