With an $80 million budget and “Mortal Kombat” producer Larry Kasanoff attached, the live-action “Tetris” movie has been a source of mystery and ire ever since it was announced in 2014. Now, Kasanoff has come forward with some additional pieces of information about the project that make it seem even stranger.
Kasanoff told Empire that the film will actually be the first part of a trilogy, “because the story we conceived is so big.” According to Kasanoff, the “big science-fiction movie” is a “big story” that needed three movies to be told right.
Kasanoff also revealed that the movie won’t just feature a bunch of anthropomorphized blocks running around. “But it’s great that people think so,” he said. “It sets the bar rather low!”
Casting for the film is currently underway, with past reports stating that production is set to start in 2017 in China.
“I came up with the idea as I was thinking about Tetris and the theme of creating order out of chaos,” said Kasanoff. “I guarantee you it’s not what you think. No one has come remotely close to figuring out what we’re doing.”
The film about the classic video game will be produced by Threshold Global Studios, a team-up of Kasanoff’s Threshold Entertainment Group and Chinese billionaire Bruno Wu’s Seven Star Works. Aside from “Mortal Kombat” and its sequels, Kasanoff is also known for producing “True Lies,” “Beowulf” and a number of LEGO TV movies and shorts.
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