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Tetris The Movie
« on: June 25, 2016, 10:14:02 AM »
Variety MAY 17, 2016:
Cannes: ‘Tetris’ Heads for China Shoot as Larry Kasanoff, Bruno Wu Venture
“Mortal Kombat” producer Larry Kasanoff has teamed with Chinese businessman Bruno Wu to produce “Tetris: The Movie” as an $80 million China-U.S. co-production.

Deadline MAY 17, 2016:
‘Tetris The Movie’ Taking Shape At New Bruno Wu-Larry Kasanoff Joint Venture Threshold Global Studios – Cannes
The film is seen as the first part of a trilogy.
Quote from: Nancy Tartaglione
The team has been working with The Tetris Company for over a year, and with the formation of Threshold Global Studios, the partners say financing has been secured.

The plan is to film in China and other locations in 2017 with Chinese cast featured in the ensemble pic that’s billed as a sci-fi thriller. Kasanoff tells me it’s “not at all what you think; it will be a cool surprise.” The film is seen as the first part of a trilogy.
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Re: Tetris The Movie
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2016, 10:30:15 AM »
Or the guy behind Foodfight!.


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Re: Tetris The Movie
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2016, 11:19:59 AM »
The film is seen as the first part of a trilogy.

Really? This would have been the perfect movie to go for a tetralogy.


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Re: Tetris The Movie
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2016, 12:02:35 PM »
Really? This would have been the perfect movie to go for a tetralogy.

UGH. Sure it would be neat, but obviously the story they want to tell best works as a TRIlogy. You are asking the creators of the Tetris feature film to sacrifice their integrity AND their message for a dumb gimmick!

See, your problem is you don't respect the art OR the artists.
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Re: Tetris The Movie
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2016, 12:02:58 PM »
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it’s “not at all what you think; it will be a cool surprise.”

I think you can't possibly make a movie about Tetris. Prove me wrong.


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Re: Tetris The Movie
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2016, 12:26:55 PM »
CJones has a good point. What do you think they're planning?

My first thought about Hollywood's first thought is that these shapes are falling to Earth, all around the globe. Soon, pieces are falling on top of the first wave and that's when our hero wannabe reporter realizes that the aliens are building something, and when this "thing" is finished, the Earth will be destroyed (or as our hero refers to it, "In a flash, Earth will just... disappear"). So she's gotta convince the hardened army guy (perhaps her father) to find a solution before it's too late. Or maybe she turns to a rag tag group of unlikely heroes. Pick whatever cliche you want.
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Re: Tetris The Movie
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2016, 12:46:04 PM »
This year has already had some video game-based movies: Ratchet and Clank and Angry Birds. Honestly I think I'm so over the idea of video game movies. Unless some damn fine movie studio finally makes a Halo movie, I'm not even going to bother.


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Re: Tetris The Movie
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2016, 06:06:53 PM »
Video Game movies are now where comic book movies were 20 years ago. I think their time's coming. It's just going to take someone to figure out the trick to making them palatable to a mass audience while appeasing the base audience.

That said, good luck with Tetris. They're gonna need it.


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Re: Tetris The Movie
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2016, 07:01:47 PM »
Video Game movies are now where comic book movies were 20 years ago. I think their time's coming. It's just going to take someone to figure out the trick to making them palatable to a mass audience while appeasing the base audience.
Agreed. Movies like Warcraft, even if it's bad, are at least closer to the game than 90s crap like Street Fighter. And the Marvel movies are also helping the general public get used to more outlandish characters from other media.



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Re: Tetris The Movie
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2016, 07:07:37 PM »
I'm just not sure where you can even have a story with Tetris. Maybe some sort of complex metaphor for building things or something?