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.

game boy tetris
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.

Top Rated Comments

iamgalt Avatar
40 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.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
hellosil Avatar
40 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:
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Porco Avatar
40 months ago
Maybe this could have been on regular TV, but they couldn’t fit it into the schedules in time...
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mike MA Avatar
40 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.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Bandaman Avatar
40 months ago

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


This was literally just posted right above you.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bigpoppa Avatar
40 months ago
Game boy? Hell no, it was the Atari arcade version for me.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Popular Stories

apple card 1

Apple Ending Apple Card Partnership With Goldman Sachs

Tuesday November 28, 2023 3:09 pm PST by
Apple is ending its credit card partnership with Goldman Sachs, according to The Wall Street Journal. Apple plans to stop working with Goldman Sachs in the next 12 to 15 months, and it is not yet clear if Apple has established a new partnership for the Apple Card. Apple and Goldman Sachs will dissolve their entire consumer partnership, including the Apple Card and the Apple Savings account....
ios 17 namedrop

Police Departments and News Sites Spreading Misinformation About How iOS 17 NameDrop Feature Works

Monday November 27, 2023 5:11 pm PST by
Apple with iOS 17.1 and watchOS 10.1 introduced a new NameDrop feature that is designed to allow users to place Apple devices near one another to quickly exchange contact information. Sharing contact information is done with explicit user permission, but some news organizations and police departments have been spreading misinformation about how functions. As noted by The Washington Post,...
Apple Logo

Apple Discontinued These 5 Products This Year

Monday November 27, 2023 7:03 am PST by
As the end of 2023 nears, now is a good opportunity to look back at some of the devices and accessories that Apple discontinued throughout the year. Apple products discontinued in 2023 include the iPhone 13 mini, 13-inch MacBook Pro, MagSafe Battery Pack, MagSafe Duo Charger, and leather accessories. Also check out our lists of Apple products discontinued in 2022 and 2021. iPhone Mini ...
iOS 17

iOS 17.1.2 Update for iPhone Likely to Be Released This Week

Monday November 27, 2023 8:24 am PST by
Apple will likely release iOS 17.1.2 this week, based on mounting evidence of the software in our website's analytics logs in recent days. As a minor update, iOS 17.1.2 should be focused on bug fixes, but it's unclear exactly which issues might be addressed. Some users have continued to experience Wi-Fi issues on iOS 17.1.1, so perhaps iOS 17.1.2 will include the same fix for Wi-Fi...
iOS 17

Everything New in iOS 17.2 Beta 4

Tuesday November 28, 2023 12:18 pm PST by
Apple is wrapping up development on iOS 17.2, with the update expected to come out in December. While we're getting to the end of the beta testing period, Apple is still tweaking features and adding new functionality. We've rounded up everything new in the fourth beta of iOS 17.2. Default Notification Sound Under Sounds & Haptics, there's a new "Default Alerts" section that allows you to ...
All New CarPlay Five New Features Article 2

What to Expect From All-New CarPlay, Still Listed as Coming 'Late 2023'

Tuesday November 28, 2023 7:44 am PST by
At WWDC in June 2022, Apple previewed the next generation of CarPlay, promising deeper integration with vehicle functions like A/C and FM radio, support for multiple displays across the dashboard, increased personalization, and more. Apple's website still says the first vehicles with support for the next-generation CarPlay experience will be announced in "late 2023," but it has not shared...
Google Drive

Some Google Drive Users' Files Have Mysteriously Vanished

Tuesday November 28, 2023 3:55 am PST by
Google Drive users have been warned not to disconnect their account within the Google Drive for desktop app, after a spate of reports of files going missing from the cloud service. Alarm bells began ringing last week on Google's community support site when some users reported files mysteriously disappearing from Google Drive, with some posters claiming six or more months of data had...