28 Jun 2016 7:01 AM +00:00 UTC

The Tetris Movie Will Be An 'Epic Sci-Fi' Story That Will Split as A Trilogy

Back in 2014, The Tetris Company and Threshold Entertainment, the company behind 1995's Mortal Kombat and 1997's Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, announced that they're working on a video game-to-film adaptation of the popular puzzle game, Tetris. It was described as a "very big, epic sci-fi movie" but no further details were shared.

Now, during an interview with Empire, Threshold's C.E.O. Larry Kasanoff confirmed that rumors of a trilogy is true "and purely because the story we conceived is so big. This isn't us splitting the last one of our eight movies in two to wring blood out of the stone. It's just a big story."

While the game is essentially about positioning blocks as they fall, we won't see characters based on them "We're not going to have blocks with feet running around the movie," he explained, "but it's great that people think so. It sets the bar rather low!"

Kasanoff, who said that he came up with the film's story while thinking thinking about Tetris, said that it's inspired by the game's theme: "creating order out of chaos."

The $80 million-budget Tetris film will begin shooting in China in 2017.