Threshold Entertainment announced yesterday that they are working on a film adaptation based on the classic video game ‘Tetris’. Yes, you read that right, ‘Tetris’. The production company has worked on adaptating Mortal Kombat from the video game to big screen in the past, and now the producers can to turn ‘Tetris’ into an ‘epic sci-fi adventure’.
Tetris Company managing director Henk Rogers said:
We look forward to partnering with Threshold Entertainment to reimagine that common experience [of playing Tetris] and bring a spectacular new Tetris universe to the big screen. In this new universe, as you’ll soon find out, there’s much more to Tetris than simply clearing lines.
I literally have no words. I just don’t get how the heck they plan to turn Tetris of all things into a sci-fi adventure, unless random blocks drop from the sky to destroy the planet (for the love of christ, please don’t do this).
Meanwhile, Rovio/Sony Pictures have revealed the casting details as well as a picture for the Angry Birds film adaptation that they are working on, aiming for screens in the summer of 2016. The voice cast is as follows: Jason Sudeikis (as Red), Josh Gad (the speedy bird), Danny McBride (as Bomb), Bill Hader, Maya Rudolph (Matilda), Peter Dinklage (Mighty Eagle), Keegan-Michael Key, Kate McKinnon, Tony Hale, Ike Barinholtz, Hannibal Buress, Cristela Alonzo, Jillian Bell, Danielle Brooks, Romeo Santos and Youtube folks from Smosh Games. No synopsis details as of yet but the film will be directed (his debut) Fergal Reilly, teaming up with Clay Kaytis and the scriptwriter is Jon Vitti (scripted The Simpsons Movie).
Personally from the video game to film adaptations that are in the works, these two are near the bottom of my list of most anticipated.