The team behind Mortal Kombat and Mortal Kombat: Annihilation have announced that they’ve teamed up with the Tetris company to produce a live action movie based on the classic franchise. The team have reassured gamers that the film won’t simply be about moveable blocks, but will instead be an epic sci-fi movie. They also say they have a strong narrative for the film.
“It’s a very big, epic sci-fi movie… This isn’t a movie with a bunch of lines running around the page. We’re not giving feet to the geometric shapes. Brands are the new stars of Hollywood. We have a story behind ‘Tetris’ which makes it a much more imaginative thing.”
“Everyone knows that Tetris is one of the best known, most beloved brands in the world,” said Kasanoff. “What everyone doesn’t know yet is this epic sci-‐fi story that we’re going to tell. That’s what’s really exciting.”
“What started as a simple, computer puzzle game 30 years ago, today is part of our global consciousness, connecting people of all ages and backgrounds and feeding our innate desire to create order out of chaos,” says Henk Rogers, Managing Director of The Tetris Company.”
“We look forward to partnering with Threshold Entertainment to re-imagine that common experience and bring a spectacular new Tetris universe to the big screen for the first time. In this new universe, as you’ll soon find out, there’s much more to Tetris than simply clearing lines.”