The Tetris movie continues to somehow not be a joke, combining a surprisingly hefty purse of Chinese investor funding and a mysterious but unnecessarily ambitious-sounding premise. Executive producer Larry Kasanoff—whose credits include True Lies, Mortal Kombat, and a directing debut on the famously awful product placement/CGI sex fetish movie Foodfight!—is talking the project up again, telling Empire that he’s hoping to make a trilogy out of whatever the hell it is he’s doing to Alexey Pajitnov famous game of plotless block arrangement.
“This isn’t us splitting the last one of our eight movies in two to wring blood out of the stone,” Kasanoff said, assuring Tetris fans worried he might be somehow exploiting the beloved brand for a sci-fi movie about “the theme of creating order out of chaos.” “It’s just a big story.”
Putting aside for a moment our shared blame for making this happen—by taking our dumb kids to the dumb Angry Birds Movie earlier this year, and thus convincing studio executives that there’s gold in them thar video game movie hills—it’s still not clear what Kasanoff’s movie will actually be about. One thing’s certain, though: he had better keep it to three damn Tetris movies, because the moment he plops a fourth one down, the whole thing’s going to vanish in a flash of needless CGI filler and points.
[via Screen Rant]