June 28, 2016


'Tetris' Movie Will Be a 'Big' Sci-Fi Trilogy, Somehow


Ah, to recall the simpler times, like May 17, when the possibly ill-advised Tetris movie was announced. One movie we could survive, easily. There were rumblings that the flick would have a hearty $80 million budget and be the first of a trilogy, but we stayed strong and hoped for smarter minds to prevail.

No, though. No. The Tetris movie trilogy is heading for Earth, "purely because the story we conceived is so big," producer Larry Kasanoff, whose credits include True Lies and the Mortal Kombat film and TV adaptations, explains to Empire. "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."

And it's a sci-fi story, and there's a chance it won't be dumb story. "We’re not going to have blocks with feet running around the movie, but it’s great that people think so. It sets the bar rather low!” Kasanoff says he envisions Tetris' theme, and subsequently the movie's thrust, as "creating order out of chaos." 

Kasanoff did not tell Empire whether the I-block is the hero or if the twin S- and Z-blocks are the villains. All he'd say was, "I guarantee you it’s not what you think. No one has come remotely close to figuring out what we’re doing."

Next, watch Juan Cadavid tour Nintendo's incredible Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wind setup at E3 2016: