It's being developed by the producer behind the Mortal Kombat films from the '90s.

A post from the Wall Street Journal's Speakeasy blog outs the upcoming film adaptation of Tetris, with Threshold Enetrtainment honcho Larry Kasanoff saying that there's going to be an big story:

"It's a very big, epic sci-fi movie... This isn't a movie with a bunch of lines running around the page. We're not giving feet to the geometric shapes."

"Brands are the new stars of Hollywood. We have a story behind 'Tetris' which makes it a much more imaginative thing."

Now, if you're looking for some hope, Threshold's animation division has done short-form work based on Lego Star Wars and Marvel's superheroes. Nevertheless, Kasanoff's remarks sound a little too much like the formula that gave us the cheesy Battleship film from a few years back.

Granted, Tetris is one of those video games that absolutely everyone knows, but film adaptations of games properties have long, winding paths to the actual silver screen. So there's no telling yet just when we'll see this Tetris movie. It'll be like waiting for the long, skinny tetronimo.

[image via official Tetris Instagram]