According to Hollywood Reporter reports that Chinese medimagnat Bruno Wu [Bruno Wu] and American producer Lawrence "Larry" Kazanov [Lawrence Kasanoff] will shoot in China's sci-fi feature film based on the game "Tetris." The project will be «Threshold Global Studios» for the first joint venture created by them. Filming will begin next year.
It is hard to imagine what the film can be removed on the grounds of the famous game. Cautious optimism can only impress the fact that Kazan - is not new to the film industry, and in its portfolio, the ongoing since 1987, you can see films like "Mortal Kombat" and "True Lies." In the 2010s he produced several animated television projects for the LEGO, in connection with which, perhaps, he came up with the idea to make a film on the game.
The first letter of intent to make a film on "Tetris" motives, it was announced back in 2014. Then the company Casanova Threshold Entertainment has agreed to the film rights to the Tetris Company. The film's budget is $ 80 million and would, according to the producer, to represent him "an epic sci-fi thriller". On passing this week the 69th Cannes Film Festival Producer just met with the agents about the new film.
In a statement the company said: "Our team has worked with The Tetris Company for over a year, and at the same time Threshold Global Studios base, we have provided funding for the project and wrote the story. Kazan and Wu will work together to engage in producing the film. " So far unknown details of history and the way in fiction thriller will fit glass and figures consisting of four cells.
Bruno Wu - founder, vice president and general manager of «Sun Seven Stars Entertainment & amp; Media Group Limited », the largest media and investment companies of China. Threshold Global Studios is the result of partnership Threshold Entertainment Group companies, and Seven Star Works.
The game "Tetris" - the brainchild of Soviet programmer Alexey Pajitnov. An employee of the Computing Center of the USSR Academy of Sciences, wrote games for the hardware test. The first version was released on June 6, 1984. Many companies release their version of "Tetris" - a license, and without the required permissions. Just a different kind has sold about half a billion copies of versions of "Tetris."