No idea how this is happening before the Zelda movie, but looks like it is.
Timeless classic Tetris was designed by Soviet computer nerd Alexey Pajitnov and was first released in 1984, later becoming a worldwide phenomenon when it was released on Game Boy in 1989.
Threshold Entertainment CEO Larry Kasanoff explained:
It’s a very big sci-fi movie. This isn’t a movie with a bunch of lines running around the page. We’re not giving feet to the geometric shapes. Brands are the new stars of Hollywood. We have a story behind ‘Tetris’ which makes it a much more imaginative thing.
OK, so sounds like there’ll be some human beings involved and not just endless falling blocks trying to fit in somewhere. Knowing that, we still have no idea how this is going to work. It makes zero sense but I suppose in Hollywood it doesn’t have to; they can just make a movie about anything, attach the Tetris name to it and so anyone who grew up playing the game (pretty much everybody) will check it out.
UPDATE: Turns out there’s a couple of fake trailers online from when the idea of the Tetris movie was just a joke. Just to confirm – it’s happening for real this time, but here’s what some people imagine it might look like: