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Earlier this week an announcement was made by Threshold Entertainment regarding its plans to make a movie-adaptation about Tetris, the beloved 1980’s era video game.

Really?

How in the world could a movie be made about Tetris? “This isn’t a movie with a bunch of lines running around the page. We’re not giving feet to the geometric shapes,” Threshold’s C.E.O., Larry Kasanof, said in a statement. “It’s a very big, epic sci-fi movie.”

Even the people at Tetris wouldn’t reveal much, “In this new universe, as you’ll soon find out, there’s much more to Tetris than simply clearing lines.”

Still, the idea does have its merits. Kasanof was the man responsible for turning the Mortal Kombat game into a $70 million box office hit. And besides, this movie could be just what is needed to reboot a beloved old franchise into something greater than it was before. It worked for Star Trek, so let’s see what Tetris and Threshold Entertainment can do.