Tetris Movie Starts Shooting Next Year

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Tetris Movie Starts Shooting Next Year

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Tetris - the movie, has secured an $80m budget.

Hollywood will make a movie out of anything these days - including children's toys and games that don't really translate to movies like Rock 'em Sock 'em Robots and Battleship. Old-school Russian puzzler Tetris is the latest such "They made a movie out of that?" venture, and today the folks behind it announced they have secured an $80 million budget and will start filming next year.

According to Deadline, the movie will shoot in China, where it will be a co-production between China and the U.S. that will star both Chinese and Western actors. Bruno Wu, a Chinese billionaire and media giant, and American producer Larry Kasanoff (Mortal Kombat) will be the main folks behind this one.

If you think this is already pretty crazy, you should know that Wu and Kasanoff are planning for the movie to be the first in a trilogy. We have no real idea on what the plot will be, but back in 2014 Kasanoff said he wanted to turn Tetris into an "epic sci-fi thriller".

It looks like *snicker* all the pieces are falling into place for the Tetris movie.

Source: Deadline

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I give up. I just....I just fucking give up. I'm out. Dictionaries, movies, mobile, Trump, music...all of it. I just cant. Insert Futurama meme, cause I just don't have the energy.

Are we that bereft of new ideas that we have to make films out of practically mundane old thing that isn't suited to the medium? Watch for the "tape measure" movie to hit the screens 2022.

If this song isn't going to be in the movie, then I fear for this movie...


Other than that, honestly, I forgot that Real Steel was a "Rock 'em Sock 'em Robots" movie... Then again, I keep forgetting about Battleship with Magic Mike and Rihanna...

... Are you serious? Are they serious? They can't be! I can't even blame Hollywood, this is China's fault! Why would the Chinese want to see a freakin' TETRIS MOVIE?!!! It makes sense that Larry freakin' Kasanoff would help fund this thing, considering he's the idiot that helped make Foodfight!

This movie is going to be worse then Battleship.

Steven Bogos:

If you think this is already pretty crazy, you should know that Wu and Kasanoff are planning for the movie to be the first in a trilogy.

...Shouldn't it be a tetralogy?

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Wow. Eighty million dollars. I'm sure that will... come in handy... for... rendering bricks...?

And possibly the most famously Russian property since the nesting doll is, of course, a U.S.-China co-production.

On oh, so many levels, this can't possibly be good. If you gave me eighty million dollars and sent me to Las Vegas, at least one person would enjoy it, and there would probably be a better return on investment.

I remember this Nintendo Power comic where Raoul and Nester teach the readers how to play Tetris, where Raoul and Nester themselves turned into Tetroids, but they had each one's hair so the readers could tell them apart. Tetris is considered the best game of all time, has one of the best themes (the one that rips off a Russian nursery rhyme), so I think this movie can work. I kinda liked Battleship, but the game references that remained on that one scene felt a little out of place [irony].

I wonder if they will pull the Pixels plot of using spacial Voxels (you heard that right, they are not pixels, they are voxels) as the matter that gets in contact with normal matter creating more voxels, except the premise of Tetris is getting rid of them and not creating more.

That's funny. I thought Tetris already HAD a movie...

Question is...will Russia actually be involved?

After Food fight, I'd keep Larry away from any directors chair.

Wasn't Tetris supposed to be some kind of Soviet mind control thing? People do get obsessed with it and high scores. If they are willing to play with some metanarrative, Tetris could be used to symbolize certain problematic aspects of society.

Somehow I don't think that's going to happen, though.

Programmed_For_Damage:
Are we that bereft of new ideas that we have to make films out of practically mundane old thing that isn't suited to the medium? Watch for the "tape measure" movie to hit the screens 2022.

It's not about lacking in ideas, after all it would take some incredible creativity to turn Tetris into a movie. It's about brand recognition. They're making a Tetris movie because Tetris is a well known and familiar brand name that's pretty safe to bank on.

Steven Bogos:

It looks like *snicker* all the pieces are falling into place for the Tetris movie.

I came here to say that to a T, how dare you take my line!

Programmed_For_Damage:
Are we that bereft of new ideas that we have to make films out of practically mundane old thing that isn't suited to the medium? Watch for the "tape measure" movie to hit the screens 2022.

It has nothing to do with being bereft of ideas and more to do with the undiscerning way the public consumes media. The question isn't "are we that bereft of new ideas?" but rather "is the public willing to reward this sort of laziness?"

And while there have been failures (Battlehip immediately comes to mind), the message we have sent overall is...

Yes.

If we were to demand smarter and more creative movies and not watch any big budget spectacle that comes along, we'd see this shit dry up fast.

As it is, if they toss in enough explosions, they can probably create the Tetris Cinematic Universe. I personally can't wait for square's movie.

The Almighty Aardvark:

Steven Bogos:

It looks like *snicker* all the pieces are falling into place for the Tetris movie.

I came here to say that to a T, how dare you take my line!

Actually, he hit four lines at once with that one.

Y'know, say what you will about the Angry Birds and Emoji movies, at least they expanded the source's rather basic plot and imitated a somewhat similar film (i.e., Wreck-it Ralph) respectively. Hell, on top of that, say what you will about Pixels, but it had a semi-reasonable conceit that would justify the existence of the tetrominos (creations of an alien invasion based off video game elements). How the hell are they going to make a plot about Tetris? (and expand said plot into a trilogy on top of that).

EDIT: Correction, how would they make a plot about Tetris that's not a straighter version of this?

At least this has the conceit of being a parody of edgy, Hollywood adaptations that're the source in name only.

Larry Kasanoff... look, maybe Mortal Kombat is a more relevant movie regarding credentials for a video game movie, but it's also worth noting that this is the man who brought us FOODFIGHT. Sweet merciful crap, I can't even handle this.

"Planning a trilogy"

I wonder who will be thrown under a bus when this movie fails to stack up.

FalloutJack:
That's funny. I thought Tetris already HAD a movie...

Question is...will Russia actually be involved?

Don't you mean this?

DarklordKyo:

FalloutJack:
That's funny. I thought Tetris already HAD a movie...

Question is...will Russia actually be involved?

Don't you mean this?

Only if you want Hollywood to ruin it by turning it into a Michael Bay film. (Save that for Tetris 2 and Tetris Blast.)

FalloutJack:

Only if you want Hollywood to ruin it by turning it into a Michael Bay film. (Save that for Tetris 2 and Tetris Blast.)

I dunno, the article says it'll apparently be an "epic, sci-fi thriller."

Veylon:
Wasn't Tetris supposed to be some kind of Soviet mind control thing?

Haha, no. Just a game.

Could reality please stop being a parody of itself?

Steven Bogos:
American producer Larry Kasanoff (Mortal Kombat) will be the main folks behind this one.

You forgot his more recent masterpiece that had a budget of 65 million dollars.

I expect nothing short of a surreal and agonizing trainwreck.

Wouldn't a more interesting movie be about the creator of Tetris and how he came up with the idea and executed it... oh who am I kidding. Hollywood want quick money and kids will want to see the bright colours and parents will have to pay.

Money, BITCH!!

Cube was a Rubik's Cube Movie whether or not anyone will admit that and it was pretty good. I don't have the same hopes for this I did for that... and I wasn't looking forward to that before I saw it.

This feels all so very hipstery, blame the hipsters...I always do. How come tetris gets a whole fucking trilogy while tiddlywinks is left out in the cold?? Get it sorted, Hollywood!! Do they listen to petitions? Or just the little coked up llama ego inside their head that tells them only their ideas are great?

What... The... Heck?

Dear god a Tetris movie that is going to be a trilogy?

I agree with Dr. Farnsworth.

Stop the world, I wanna get off and help colonize Mars.

So is this going the route of Sharknado? I mean, I can't see how they could make this a serious film. How could it be serious? Especially not as a series of movies.

i cant even comprehend it. i think not even someone on drugs can come up with this crazy idea. and a trilogy on top of that? they must have one hell of a party that they must have drunken them self stupider than before. i must be in the matrix. neo, please unplug me, this world really lost its mind more. way more.

Ok, I will try once again and be the devil's advocate I found a solid reason how one possible can make 3 Tetris movies, which also have sci-fi triller Theme.

Most people forgot that most arcade games had somekind of backstory from each of their game written mostly into their Arcade flyers or if their manuals to make the players care while they are playing.
Tetris had an interesting plot in some specific manuals:

Tetris Worlds for PS2
http://gamesdbase.com/Media/SYSTEM/Sony_Playstation_2/manual/Formated/Tetris_Worlds_-_2002_-_THQ,_Inc..pdf
In this game tell the story of Tetrions, gateways to other orbit planets controled by a intelligent Alien Race. Minos are the aliens which are the most intelligent species in the Galaxy which know the secrets of Tetrions. They are the "Tetrinauts"!!!
Their mission is to evacuate as many Minors as possible because their home planet [Hadar 4] is unstable and it will be destroyed after some years.

With this above I guess at least for the first movie of the Trilogy will be about the Minos trying to open the Gateway which connect Earth and Hadar 4.

Cool story I guess. What do you think?

Talk about shoe-horned plot devices, like a romantic interest, or zany side characters, or... people...

...I think they will all have be shoe-horned in.

But no problem, I can drink (a lot) and then watch it. Got me through Lost Highway.

and after over a decade the prediction has come to be.

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FalloutJack:
That's funny. I thought Tetris already HAD a movie...

Question is...will Russia actually be involved?

I figured I would be too late to be first to ask if it would be a documentary about the rise and fall of the Soviet Union.

Edit: Actually reading the article, I hope its a period piece about the building of the Great Wall.
Another Edit: Dammit, shot down by the fact that it is planned to be scifi, I guess SweetShark is on the money with hoping for a Tetris Worlds adaptation. I am usually good about reading the whole article first.

If the straight pieces are over-represented, I'm going to be furious. Not because they're straight, but because in real Tetris they never show up when you frickin' need one. Ever.

Maybe aliens find Tetris and its the one cultural tidbit they enjoy about us. Maybe we are forced to hold high tech Tetris tournaments to live.

Steven Bogos:
It looks like *snicker* all the pieces are falling into place for the Tetris movie.

You are a villain and you will one day be punched in the face by Batman.

Callate:
...Shouldn't it be a tetralogy?

You? You get punched in the face by Robin. And not even one of the cool Robins. Like... Burt Ward Robin.

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