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Tetris: The Movie

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  • 01-10-2014 12:12pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 4,699 ✭✭✭


    It's finally happening! The movie absolutely noone asked for is finally getting made!

    http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2014/09/30/tetris-movie/?mod=e2tw

    It's gonna be an "epic sci-fi". I was hoping for more of a romantic comedy myself but thinking about it, "epic sci-fi" fits the themes and mythology surrounding Tetris like a 2x2 block occupying a 2x2 block gap.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 72,154 ✭✭✭✭Welsh Megaman


    It will be a love story between a square and an s-shape...they never quite seem to fit.

    :cool:


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,721 ✭✭✭Otacon


    It will be a love story between a square and an s-shape...they never quite seem to fit.

    :cool:

    Still a better love story than Twilight...

    Anyway, unless this is a quasi-sequel to Cube and each piece is a new puzzle chamber, I'm not interested.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,027 ✭✭✭H3llR4iser


    This could turn to be the trippiest movie of all times...


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,946 ✭✭✭Banjaxed82


    Who will write the score?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,388 ✭✭✭PhiloCypher


    Bacchus wrote: »
    It's finally happening! The movie absolutely noone asked for is finally getting made!

    http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2014/09/30/tetris-movie/?mod=e2tw

    It's gonna be an "epic sci-fi". I was hoping for more of a romantic comedy myself but thinking about it, "epic sci-fi" fits the themes and mythology surrounding Tetris like a 2x2 block occupying a 2x2 block gap.

    All I know is that any opening crawl should be in block capitals.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 17,300 ✭✭✭✭razorblunt


    Will the movie and score get faster the longer it goes on?


  • Registered Users Posts: 22,245 ✭✭✭✭endacl


    *checks calendar. Not April 1st*

    :confused:


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,228 ✭✭✭podgemonster


    I am expecting an artsey type film using the cold war stand-off and Jesus as inspiration.

    Two sides of different random coloured shapes rotating and finally slotting together on two sides forever waiting for the single long piece to decend, unite them and free them.

    But with every new piece, everyone gets closer and closer to the abyss.


    :pac::pac::pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 455 ✭✭Skullface McGubbin


    Can't be genuine, surely.

    I'll believe it when I see the trailer.


  • Registered Users Posts: 22,245 ✭✭✭✭endacl


    Can't be genuine, surely.

    I'll believe it when I see the trailer.

    :eek:



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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,288 ✭✭✭Virtanen


    An alien invasion with blocks descending from the sky, hovering above the Earth. And once the bottom row of blocks align all over the world, they detonate, destroying the planet. Our intrepid heroes must prevent said detonation.

    Ten bucks says the plot is similar or worse


  • Registered Users Posts: 494 ✭✭The Gibzilla


    Virtanen wrote: »
    An alien invasion with blocks descending from the sky, hovering above the Earth. And once the bottom row of blocks align all over the world, they detonate, destroying the planet. Our intrepid heroes must prevent said detonation.

    Ten bucks says the plot is similar or worse

    Scrap the Sci-Fi plan, Hollywood. Let me have a go.

    It's about Jimmy (voiced by Shia Lebeouf), the round Tetris shape who just doesn't fit. Jimmy's best friend (voiced by Jonah Hill) is the weird 'S' shaped Tetris block who's nerdy, awkward but loveable. Jimmy falls in love with Chloe (Zoey Deschanel), the pink 'L' shaped Tetris block, her Dad (John Leguizamo) 'J' shaped block is overly protective in a goofy kinda way. Jimmy isn't the only one with an eye for Chloe, as hot-shot 'square' shaped Tetris known as Brock (voiced by Taylor Lautner) makes life awkward for Jimmy, as they both compete for Chloe's attention.

    The soundtrack includes a remix of the Tetris theme featuring a Pit-Bull rap and J-Lo chorus hook. As well as the number 1 folk-pop ballad from Ed Sheridan called 'Fitting In.'

    The movie's tag line: "Game On"

    Hollywood, you're welcome. :cool:

    :pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 43,810 ✭✭✭✭Basq


    Scrap the Sci-Fi plan, Hollywood. Let me have a go.

    It's about Jimmy (voiced by Shia Lebeouf), the round Tetris shape who just doesn't fit. Jimmy's best friend (voiced by Jonah Hill) is the weird 'S' shaped Tetris block who's nerdy, awkward but loveable. Jimmy falls in love with Chloe (Zoey Deschanel), the pink 'L' shaped Tetris block, her Dad (John Leguizamo) 'J' shaped block is overly protective in a goofy kinda way. Jimmy isn't the only one with an eye for Chloe, as hot-shot 'square' shaped Tetris known as Brock (voiced by Taylor Lautner) makes life awkward for Jimmy, as they both compete for Chloe's attention.

    The soundtrack includes a remix of the Tetris theme featuring a Pit-Bull rap and J-Lo chorus hook. As well as the number 1 folk-pop ballad from Ed Sheridan called 'Fitting In.'

    The movie's tag line: "Game On"

    Hollywood, you're welcome. :cool:

    :pac:
    Shut_up_and_take_my_money.jpg


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,748 ✭✭✭FortuneChip


    "Tetris: A Michael Bay Movie"
    Virtanen wrote: »
    An alien invasion with blocks descending from the sky, hovering above the Earth. And once the bottom row of blocks align all over the world, they detonate, destroying the planet. Our intrepid heroes must prevent said detonation.


    It's about Jimmy (voiced by Shia Lebeouf), the round Tetris shape who just doesn't fit. Jimmy's best friend (voiced by Jonah Hill) is the weird 'S' shaped Tetris block who's nerdy, awkward but loveable. Jimmy falls in love with Chloe (Zoey Deschanel), the pink 'L' shaped Tetris block, her Dad (John Leguizamo) 'J' shaped block is overly protective in a goofy kinda way. Jimmy isn't the only one with an eye for Chloe, as hot-shot 'square' shaped Tetris known as Brock (voiced by Taylor Lautner) makes life awkward for Jimmy, as they both compete for Chloe's attention.

    The soundtrack includes a remix of the Tetris theme featuring a Pit-Bull rap and J-Lo chorus hook. As well as the number 1 folk-pop ballad from Ed Sheridan called 'Fitting In.'

    The movie's tag line: "Game On"

    Right, that's Tetris: A Michael Bay movie & "Tetris, I Love You" taken care of.
    May I offer an alternative?

    A scientific breakthrough has enabled an evil corporation named "Brick" run by a mysterious man named SaiCo (has to be Ken Watanabe) to block people's minds while they sleep. He wants to breakdown his main competitors empire.

    A retired "Blocker" named Cube (I was thinking DiCaprio?) is hired for one last job by the latter in exchange for them clearing his name (it won't be explained straight away, but he's basically a fugitive because he blocked his wife's mind to the point where she went insane, continuously rotating hoping to find her real place in the world).
    Cube has been out of the game for a while though, so he brings in an architect called Ariadmaze (maybe a younger actress, maybe someone small so that Cube will still appear to be the one the audience sees as the main protagonist, Juno?).
    Ariadmaze is a superb builder, she can control the blocks as she sees fit.
    She's also a master in exposition, which will be key to their mission.

    Can Cube & Ariadmaze stop the evil Saico & Brick from blocking out all the competition?

    Hans Zimmer - We Build Our Own World will just play on repeat throughout.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,443 ✭✭✭Bipolar Joe


    This is being made by Larry Kasanoff, the lunatic behind Food Fight, the animated equivalent of Troll 2.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9,700 ✭✭✭tricky D


    Not DiCaprio or Lebeouf, stick in Tom Cruise as round Tetris piece having a crisis of confidence and let's shoot it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,799 ✭✭✭✭DrumSteve


    This will be monumentally crap.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9,622 ✭✭✭Ruu


    Hah, next up Pong:The Movie.



  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 24,773 Mod ✭✭✭✭Loughc


    Coming in 2018,

    Tetris Vs. Battleship:You sunk my straight line piece.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,300 ✭✭✭✭razorblunt


    I can't wait for Hungry Hungry Hippos .... official release title Sex in the City 3!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,332 ✭✭✭✭Skerries


    well the Pac-man fan film was fun



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,443 ✭✭✭Bipolar Joe


    Skerries wrote: »
    well the Pac-man fan film was fun


    That is my all-time favourite fan film.


  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 10,187 Mod ✭✭✭✭Andrew76


    No sci-fi epic but there was actually a very good documentary about Tetris called Ecstasy of Order: The Tetris Masters.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,988 ✭✭✭constitutionus


    this sounds dumb as feck.

    but then again the last film about a bunch of blocks worked out ok !

    :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,698 ✭✭✭✭AMKC
    Ms


    Well it only took 9 more years but a film about Tetris actually got made and its good too not a sci-fi or romantic comedy more documentary but a very good if complicated one,



    It's only available on streaming so no cinema outing yet anyway.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,128 ✭✭✭ilovesmybrick


    It was better than any film about Tetris has a right to be! Had a ball last night watching it.



  • Registered Users Posts: 14,808 ✭✭✭✭loyatemu


    watched it last night with the kids, very enjoyable. AppleTV is producing a lot of good stuff at the moment.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,319 ✭✭✭robwen


    Very good movie, gas reading the comments here from 2014 😆



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,444 ✭✭✭DMcL1971


    On paper this sounds like the most boring movie idea ever. A group of 80’s businessmen argue over various publishing rights to a Russian video game. How did that get green lit????

    But I’m glad it did. Best film I’ve seen so far this year, thoroughly enjoyable. Some real nostalgia and a riveting, if quite complex plot. Plenty of fun, entertaining characters and quite heartwarming.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,526 ✭✭✭flasher0030


    I watched half of this after a few drinks. It was good alright, but I got lost as to who owns the rights to what. I think I might have to have a quick run through the first part again.



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