Originally announced in September 2014, Deadline has learned that “Tetris The Movie” has found its funding and will begin production in 2017. The film, billed as an ensemble sci-fi thriller with a Chinese cast, will film in China and other locations in 2017. The film is the first an an expected trilogy of “Tetris” films.
“Tetris The Movie” will be an $80 million co-production between the U.S. and China. The film will be developed and financed by a new production company formed by Bruno Wu and Larry Kasanoff called Threshold Global Studios. The development, which secures the film’s financing, comes after a year spent working with the Tetris Company on the project.
As the producer on the “Mortal Kombat” films and TV series, Kasanoff has a history with bringing video games to life. Kasanoff spoke briefly to Deadline about the project, saying “Tetris The Movie” is “not at all what you think; it will be a cool surprise.”
Created by Soviet game designer Alexey Pajitnov, Tetris was released in 1984, and soon became a worldwide hit.
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