The new day-job where I have lots of work to do at work is keeping me busy, so blogging has been light. But this is something I have to comment on.
There were two movies announced today that are real versions of jokes I frequently make about terrible ideas for movies:
For reals, a movie based on Tetris. Because it’s something people have heard of, and therefore executives want to make it into a movie, even though there’s no plot whatsoever. This is literally the example I give for the worst idea for a movie imaginable. (Sometimes I up the joke to “Cap’n Crunch vs. Tetris.”)
But at least Tetris (the game) is somewhat fun, which can’t be said for:
A couple notes on this. The Accountant isn’t actually about accounting, which would be absurdly boring. (My day-job is as an accountant.) It’s about an accountant who moonlights as an assassin, which sounds like it could be a reasonable movie. I just think it’s silly that there’s a movie called “The Accountant.”
Regarding Tetris, the press release does note that “No cast, crew, production date, or release date have been determined. No writer has been named.” Movies in that stage are entirely imaginary, and something less than 10% of movies in pre-production actually make it to release. However, actual money has changed hands for the movie rights to Tetris, which is flat-out ridiculous.