Evidently the next link in the video game movie chain will be based on everyone's favorite puzzle game Tetris.
I'll let that sink in for a second.
The movie is being helmed by Threshold Entertainment, who is partnering with The Tetris company. Threshold Entertainment is perhaps best (or worst?) known for their live action Mortal Kombat film adaptations, though they have also done some fairly extensive animation work for some pretty important companies, like Marvel and LEGO.
No directors or actors have been selected for the production, but there is a story already. Threshold CEO Larry Kasanoff said “We have a story behind ‘Tetris’ which makes it a much more imaginative thing," and "it's a very big, epic scifi movie."
Now I must admit, I am more intrigued by this movie than perhaps any other movie that has been announced. An "epic scifi" Tetris just raises so many questions. Kasanoff seems excited by the fact that nobody knows the story, and says that this movie is just the "teeny tip of an iceberg that has intergalactic significance."
There are just so many unanswered questions. Who or what will be the villain? Who or what will be the hero? I hope it doesn't go down a Tron-esque path, where Tetris is still a game in the movie world. I want Tetris blocks hurtling in from space, with astronauts desperately trying to stack them appropriately in a designated blast zone on Earth, with all life teetering in the balance as more and more Tetris blocks plummet into the atmosphere, the blast zone stacking higher and higher, threatening to burst and cause the destruction of all life as we know it!
Or, you know, something else.
No release date is set, only that it will drop in the "near future."