If you were blessed to be born into an Xbox world — you missed out on Pong, dude! — you may not be familiar with the original Tetris, which was a video game first released on June 4, 1984. It was originally sold for home computers (iPads, laptops, and smartphones were still sci-fi gadgets back then), but it became one of the most popular games ever after being released for Nintendo’s Game Boy in 1989. It was incredibly addicting (if you start the video atop the page and don’t watch at least a few minutes of it you have strong mental powers.)
Another perk was that the game allows players to continue indefinitely. There is no final level. A player continues until it is simply too hard to keep up with the falling blocks. That said, the dude who brought the video game Mortal Kombat to the big screen, Threshold Entertainment CEO Larry Kasanoff, is now bringing the video game Tetris to movie theaters. As a trilogy. Yep, seriously. As Kasanoff tells the Wall Street Journal:
“It’s a very big, epic sci-fi movie. This isn’t a movie with a bunch of lines running around the page. We’re not giving feet to the geometric shapes.”
Evidently, the Tetris blocks are going to be anthropomorphic blocks. So we’ll finally get to see how the “T” interacts with the square and the “L.” It’s going to be fascinating.