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‘Tetris’ gets fitted for movie adaptation

- September 30th, 2014

If the pieces fit, then it’s no puzzle why this famous problem solving game is finally getting a movie.

That was the last of the puns, I promise.

Seriously, though, Threshold Entertainment, the studio that produced the infamously terrible Mortal Kombat films, has teamed up with the Tetris Company to produce a live action movie based on the game, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.

Just how does one turn a game about alternating the pathway of different shapes to perfectly sit atop one another into an action intensive film?

“This isn’t a movie with a bunch of lines running around the page,” Larry Kasanoff, Threshold Entertainment’s CEO, told the Journal. “We’re not giving feet to the geometric shapes.”

Despite his attempt to assure movie goers they wouldn’t be sitting through a two hour play through of a puzzle game (not that we’d necessarily object to that), Kasanoff wouldn’t say much more about the project.

Although, he did reaffirm that the film would be quite good, throwing around the word epic quite a bit.

“What you [will] see in Tetris is the teeny tip of an iceberg that has intergalactic significance,” he said.

Intergalactic significance?

Hold on to your arcade sticks, Tetris may be heading to outer space.

How does one manage to secure the puzzle pieces in a zero-gravity environment space?

Where’s the God of War movie?

- February 7th, 2013
God of War Ascension

Get off your knees and make a movie, Kratos!

You can’t swing an old-school wired joystick without hitting a video game that’s currently being turned into a movie. Assassin’s Creed, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Splinter Cell and World of Warcraft are all headed to the big screen sooner rather than later.

And now Paul Walker (from the Fast & Furious flicks) will be scraping a razor across his noggin for a cinematic reboot of Hitman, this time simply called Agent 47. Which sounds like the worst game-to-movie casting choice since Mark Wahlberg played Max Payne.

But where’s Kratos?

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