'Tetris Movie': Joins Mortal Kombat, Battleship & Super Mario Bros. Video Game Movies

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Tetris, the classic puzzle game featuring falling blocks, is being made into a movie. The studio behind the project has experience making video game-based films--titles that have been critically panned.

Mortal Kombat and Mortal Kombat: Annihilation have an average rating of 18% on Rotten Tomatoes.

"Threshold Entertainment--whose credits include 1995's live action Mortal Kombat film and the sequel Mortal Kombat: Annihilation," The Verge reports, "is teaming up with the Tetris Company to create a live action movie based on Tetris, the game, to premiere in live action theaters."

The history of video game-based movies doesn't get better when looking outside the ill-fated Mortal Kombat film franchise; Super Mario Bros.--starring John Leguizamo--was unsuccessful largely due to the liberties that it took with the brand.

The Street Fighter movie, starring the late Raul Julia, featured a gonzo performance from the former. But Julia's role as M.Bison was not enough to save Street Fighter from a 12% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

In 2009, another Street Fighter movie was released. Entitled The Legend of Chun-Li, the film was regarded as a "perfectly forgettable video game adaptation."

In 2006, Bloodrayne was released. Directed by the often-criticized Uwe Boll, the film had two direct-to-DVD sequels. But the original film has a 4% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

There is another video game movie being developed based on the Assassin's Creed franchise. But the Assassin's Creed video game series is more cinematic than Tetris.

For more information about the classic brick-based puzzle game, you can go to its official website here.