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18th May 2016

Tetris is being made into a trilogy of sci-fi thrillers and everyone is very confused

We're just as confused as you are

Tetris, the iconic video game that involves matching tiles with other tiles (and not much else), is being turned into an $80m film trilogy.

Yep, you read that correctly. The project was officially announced last year, and it seems everything is falling into place (sorry) for Hollywood’s latest master-stroke.

According to a report from Deadline, filming will kick off in China in 2017, and it will be a series of three films.


You’re probably wondering how a film about a minimalist 80s arcade game might work. Will they give the tiles faces and personalities? Perhaps the Tetris movie will be a coming-of-age tale about a straight line tile that dreams of becoming a square? Both wrong.

The Tetris trilogy is being billed as a sci-fi thriller.

In defence of the ridiculous concept, things do get pretty tense when the screen starts to fill up.

Fans of the famous puzzler didn’t know quite what to make of the news.

Tetris was originally launched in Russia in 1894, before being bundled with the Game Boy for the handheld console’s US launch in 1989.

There have since been countless iterations of the game, and it’s been downloaded over 500 million times on mobile alone. The trilogy news comes just a week after the movie adaptation of Angry Birds hit cinemas.