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‘Tetris’ Movie Producer Plans to Turn Classic Video Game Into a Trilogy

”Purely because the story we conceived is so big,“ Larry Kasanoff says

Are you ready for the “Tetris” movie? How about three “Tetris” movies?

According to producer Larry Kasanoff, that is exactly what filmgoers have in store for them. Kasanoff told Empire that the upcoming film based on the classic video game will be the first in a trilogy.

“This isn’t us splitting the last one of our eight movies in two to wring blood out of the stone,” Kasanoff said. “It’s just a big story.”

Of course, many have wondered how it’s possible to make a movie out of a game with no story that requires a player to match different sets of tiles.

“We’re not going to have blocks with feet running around the movie,” Kasanoff said. “But it’s great that people think so. It sets the bar rather low!”

“We want the story to be a surprise, but it’s a big science-fiction movie,” he continued. “I came up with the idea as I was thinking about ‘Tetris’ and the theme of creating order out of chaos.”

Little is known about the movie, other than that it recently secured an $80 million budget and will film at least partially in China.

Kasanoff, who is producing under his Threshold Entertainment banner, is known for producing the live action “Mortal Kombat” movie in 1995 and its sequel in 1997.

Whether or not “Tetris” merits three films remains to be seen. Other movies based on classic games have not fared so well at the box office. The big-budget “Battleship” adaptation, for example, cost upwards of $200 million and grossed just $65 million domestically.