Burn it down. Burn it all down.
The addictive and indescribably frustrating video game, Tetris, is being made into a film franchise, according to an Empire exclusive.
Why is a game based on giant shapes falling from the sky being made into THREE FEATURE-LENGTH MOVIES? Because one movie just wouldn’t be enough!
“The story we conceived is so big,” filmmaker Larry Kasanoff told Empire of the prospective trilogy. “This isn’t us splitting the last one of our eight movies in two to wring blood out of the stone. It’s just a big story.”
Tetris, we’re sure you’re great, but you’re getting ahead of yourself. You are not “The Lord of The Rings.” Or “The Godfather.” And you’re definitely not “Star Wars.”
Maybe you could be the next “Matrix.” Maybe. (Seriously, how cool would it be if Agent Smith got squashed to smithereens by a Tetris block?!)
Odds are good that this is going to be more like “The Lego Movie,” which probably only has a sequel in the works because of this absurdly catchy jam.
But it seems like the creator of this sci-fi Tetris kingdom doesn’t really care about any of our presumptions and is aiming super high.
“We’re not going to have blocks with feet running around the movie, but it’s great that people think so. It sets the bar rather low!” Kasanoff elaborated.
We’re sold. Buy us tickets now.