Apple TV+ Getting New Film About Creation of 'Tetris' Starring Taron Egerton

Apple has secured the rights to an upcoming "Tetris" film that will explore the elaborate story behind the iconic tile-matching video game, according to Deadline. Filming is expected to begin in early December in Scotland.

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According to the report, the film will star British actor Taron Egerton as Henk Rogers, a Dutch video game designer who eventually secured the rights to "Tetris" and licensed the game to Nintendo for its original Game Boy. Egerton is best known for playing Elton John in "Rocketman" and Gary "Eggsy" Unwin in the "Kingsman" films.

The film, set to be released on Apple TV+, is being produced by Matthew Vaughn's Marv Films, which was also behind the "Rocketman" and "Kingsman" films. The cast is still being finalized for some roles, including Russian software engineer Alexey Pajitnov, who first created "Tetris" in 1984. A release date has yet to be targeted.

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iamgalt Avatar
46 months ago

Amazing what people will make movies about! That said, i'll be intrigued to watch it :)
There's actually a lot that happened behind the scenes with its creation and distribution. Check out the history of tetris by The Gaming Historian on YouTube. Plenty of material there for the possibility of a good movie.
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hellosil Avatar
46 months ago

There's actually a lot that happened behind the scenes with its creation and distribution. Check out the history of tetris by The Gaming Historian on YouTube. Plenty of material there for the possibility of a good movie.
Thanks for the tip!

Here's the link for those interested in this:
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Porco Avatar
46 months ago
Maybe this could have been on regular TV, but they couldn’t fit it into the schedules in time...
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Mike MA Avatar
46 months ago
A lot of the Apple TV+ shows apart eg from the Morning Show or Ted Lasso might also be high quality content. But in my personal opinion just often the wrong one to attract paying, streaming hungry people. Somehow the same like with Apple Arcade. The big blockbusters are missing.
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Bandaman Avatar
46 months ago

There's a good one on Youtube right now if you can't wait...


This was literally just posted right above you.
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bigpoppa Avatar
46 months ago
Game boy? Hell no, it was the Atari arcade version for me.
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