Tetris is coming to big screen. The difference, this time around, is you won’t be able to move the dropping pieces around yourself.
A Chinese media mogul and a credible American producer will turn the classic puzzle game into an “epic sci-fi thriller.” Bruno Wu, the Chinese billionaire, reportedly started pre-production back in 2014, and now there’s also a budget is on the table.
According to Deadline, the film is budgeted at $80 million, which is not too shabby considering we’re talking about a film based on a game that came out in the 80’s. Kasanoff is credited with a few Lego and Mortal Kombat projects. How he’ll translate these non-puzzler experience into a box office-worthy adaptation of Tetris remains to be seen.
Tetris hit the gaming scene back in the early 80s, but it wasn’t until Nintendo packed Tetris with the Game Boy in 1989 that the game became the worldwide phenomenon that it is today.