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Tetris Movie Secures $80 Million Production Budget, First of Planned Trilogy

May 18, 2016 Written by Michael Briers

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Threshold’s live-action Tetris film has taken a mighty step toward release today, after landing an $80 million co-production deal between China and the US. 

Hatched by media mogul Bruno Wu and Producer Larry Kasanoff (Mortal Kombat), the joint venture will now set up shop under Threshold Global Studios, and will reportedly be the first in a planned trilogy of movies. 

Eyeing a production start in 2017, Deadline reveals that Kasanoff is casting the net in search of an international cast to headline the “sci-fi thriller” based on Alexey Pajitnov’s seminal puzzler, stating that: 

“Tetris, one of the most recognized video game franchises of all time, is a perfect first project for this strategy. For our debut project, Threshold Global Studios will bring one of the most beloved, cross-generational gaming brands in the world to the big screen as an epic, sci-fi thriller.”

No story details were disclosed at the time of writing. When quizzed about the premise underpinning Threshold’s Tetris trilogy, Kasanoff teased that it’s “not at all what you think; it will be a cool surprise.”

[Source: Deadline via GamesIndustry.biz]