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Tetris optioned for sci-fi film

World famous puzzle game celebrates 30th anniversary as Threshold Entertainment partners on feature film

In one of the more unlikely movie adaptations you'll come across, Tetris is being turned into a science-fiction film, The Tetris Company and Threshold Entertainment announced today. The two companies have partnered to make a film "inspired by" Tetris. The film will be produced by Threshold chairman Larry Kasanoff and executive produced by Threshold's Jimmy Ienner and The Tetris Company.

Threshold is known for making live action and CGI Films, as well as TV and location-based entertainment based on top brands like Mortal Kombat, Spiderman, Star Trek, Justice League, Marvel, Lego, Star Wars and more. Threshold claims to be the first company to produce a hit movie based on a video game.

"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," added 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."

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James Brightman has been covering the games industry since 2003 and has been an avid gamer since the days of Atari and Intellivision. He was previously EIC and co-founder of IndustryGamers and spent several years leading GameDaily Biz at AOL prior to that.

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