We’re Sorry To Inform You a ‘Tetris’ Movie Trilogy Is Happening
In a world where cubed tiles fight to survive against other cubed tiles, the limit for space is an endless nightmare. They must turn left, they must spin right, and they must descend downward to claim a spot within in the vacant caverns of colored blocks. Prepare for … TETRIS: THE MOVIE.
That’s what the first trailer for inevitable Tetris movie will sound like, or at least my best guess. “But wait, isn’t this old news?” you’re probably thinking. And you’re right, a Tetris movie became everyone’s most anticipated adaptation back in 2014 when it was announced as a live-action “very big epic sci-fi” film. But why in the world would we only want one movie about 2D inanimate shapes? GIVE US THREE!
Wish granted! Tetris the Movie will now be the first installment in a trilogy that’s being described as an ensemble pic sci-fi thriller, according to Deadline. The $80 million U.S. and China co-production was announced at the Cannes Film Festival this week – do we already have our top contender for the 2018 Palme d’Or?! Just think of the diversity these movies will bring to theaters across the globe. L-shapes and I-shapes and square shapes all being celebrated in one movie franchise!
Producers Larry Kasanoff and Bruno Wu, who are partnering with Threshold Global Studios, have said the movie will be an ideal first project for their goal of making “cross-cultural movies for the global market,” whatever that means. In case you want to be even more confused by what exactly these movies will be about, Kasanoff gave another bizarre description in 2014, saying the first movie will show “the teeny tip of an iceberg that has intergalactic significance.” Um, what?
The movie starts shooting in 2017 in locations across China, because location scouting is surely essential for this block-filled adventure. At the very least, we can maybe expect some decent visual effects from line producer Diane Smith, who’s worked on Deadpool, Anomalisa, Harry Potter and The Hunger Games.
The titular video game was created by the Russian game designer Alexey Pajitnov in 1984 and has been played on everything from home computers to Nintendos to arcades. If you thought the video game movie craze stopped at Battleship and The Angry Birds Movie, then you thought very very wrong. Stay tuned for the announcement of Pong the Movie and Snake the Movie!