Invented by Russian computer geek Alexey Pajitnov in 1984, Tetris has become a favourite go to game for most gamers over the years, and is now set to be made into a Hollywood movie. Film company Threshold Entertainment are set to transfer the block dropping game from console to silver screen. This isn’t the first time Threshold Entertainment have created a film from a game, in 1995 they adapted fighting game Mortal Combat to the big screens.
Tetris is now played online over a billion times each year, and with other companies like Lego boosting their annual profits by 12% due to movie releases (The Lego Movie), this almost certainly is set to help the 80’s loved game’s own popularity and sales. Heck Rogers, managing director of The Tetris Company recently said, “the film would re-imagine that common experience 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“.