Get Ready for Tetris: the Movie
$80M project could be a blockbuster
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 18, 2016 12:21 AM CDT
No word yet on potential stars.   (Mark Lennihan)

(Newser) – It could be a blockbuster. At least that's what a Chinese-American movie studio hopes to produce in a sci-fi thriller based on the popular 1980s video game Tetris. The $80 million project is the first from the newly formed Threshold Global Studios, a joint venture between Chinese entertainment investor Bruno Wu's Seven Star Works and producer Larry Kasanoff's California-based Threshold Entertainment Group, which produces live-action movies, the AP reports. The joint venture "will make cross-cultural movies for the global market," a statement released Tuesday from the studio said. Kasanoff, who has produced two Mortal Kombat movies, says the 32-year-old video game Tetris "is a perfect first project for this strategy." (A study last year found that playing Tetris reduces cravings for food, sex, and cigarettes.)