The deal was struck in Cannes over the weekend
The next step in the "They're making a movie out of what?" story in Hollywood is currently taking place.
From the producers behind most of the Mortal Kombat movies, a deal has been struck over the weekend in Cannes for an $80 million Tetris movie to be put into production, the first in a planned trilogy based on the hit 80's video game.
The movie, which is described as being in the sci-fi thriller genre, is described by it's producer to Deadline as “not at all what you think; it will be a cool surprise.”
While it is easy to slot the Tetris movie into the ever-growing category of based-on-a-videogame, it can't really be placed alongside the likes of the upcoming Warcraft or Assassin's Creed, which already possess characters and potential plotlines.
This would be closer to the recent Angry Birds Movie (characters, but not real plot in the source), Lego Movie (same), Battleship (based on a board game, no characters, no plot) or 2017's The Emoji Movie. Yes, that's actually a thing that's happening.
How exactly the movie's makers are going to take random shapes that disappear when put into a line and turn that into a sci-fi thriller is beyond our current reasoning, but perhaps comedian Peter Serafinowicz put it best:
A Tetris movie is coming out. There'll be lines around the block. Then the cinema will disappear.— Peter Serafinowicz (@serafinowicz) May 18, 2016