TECH

'Tetris' Movie Coming Soon, Because Oh Well, Whatever

30/09/2014 15:21 BST | Updated 30/09/2014 15:59 BST

Hollywood -- having apparently completed the monumental task of making a film on every other possible topic on Earth -- has announced that it's making a Tetris movie.

Yes, Tetris. Just Tetris, the blocks falling from the sky video game that you've already played 150,000 times.

The Wall St Journal reports that Threshold Entertainment is working with the Tetris Company on the game.

“It’s a very big, epic sci-fi movie,” Threshold’s CEO Larry Kasanoff told the paper.

"This isn’t a movie with a bunch of lines running around the page. We’re not giving feet to the geometric shapes."

Threshold has a past with video game adaptations, though not a good one: it's the company behind 1995's Mortal Kombat and its 1997 sequel, and has also worked on animation products involving Marvel, Lego and Star Wars.

It's a fair enough time to think about a Tetris game - Alexey Pajitnov's game is 30 years old this year - except for the fact that it clearly makes no sense because it's a two-dimension game about blocks.

Still, Kasanoff is still sure he's onto a winner.

"What you [will] see in ‘Tetris’ is the teeny tip of an iceberg that has intergalactic significance."

The movie has no script, director or actors attached, thankfully.

It's also worth pointing out that there's already a fantastic Tetris movie - it's three minutes long, it's brilliant, and it's below.