Threshold’s CEO Larry Kasanoff says we can expect “a very big, epic sci-fi movie” based on the geometrically-shaped game “Tetris“. It seems rather unusual to see Tetris and Sci-fi in one sentence, but Kasanoff teases there are some really exciting things in store for the big screen version of the popular game.
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Speaking to Wall Street Journal‘s Speakeasy, the CEO revealed the following:
“This isn’t a movie with a bunch of lines running around the page. We’re not giving feet to the geometric shapes.”
“What you [will] see in ‘Tetris’ is the teeny tip of an iceberg that has intergalactic significance.”
“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.”
Kasanoff is better known by the geek community as the director of 1995’s “Mortal Kombat” movie which raked in a massive $70 million domestically, and earned an estimated $122 million worldwide. As of April this year, the film sits as the fourth highest grossing video game adaptation ever released, behind Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, and Pokemon: The First Movie. The live-action movie based on the classic ’80s video game still needs to hire a director and no cast is attached as yet.