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Tetris to become movie blockbuster

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Tetris has remained popular for 30 years on computers, hand-held devices and now online

Tetris, the classic video game that involves slotting shaped blocks together, is to be turned into a movie.

The game will provide the inspiration for an "epic sci-fi story", according to film company Threshold Entertainment.

The company adapted the game Mortal Kombat into a movie in 1995.

The simple but addictive Tetris is not an obvious choice for the big screen treatment - though that did not stop Lego making a movie this year.

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Ricky looks back at Tetris's 30 year history

Threshold Entertainment chairman Larry Kasanoff, who will produce the film, said: "Everyone knows that Tetris is one of the best known, most beloved brands in the world.

"What everyone doesn't know yet is this epic sci-fi story that we're going to tell. That's what's really exciting."

Tetris was created by Alexey Pajitnov in 1984 and is now played online more than a billion times a year.