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
11 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
11 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
11 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
11 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
11 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
11 months ago
Game boy? Hell no, it was the Atari arcade version for me.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Top Stories

greyhoundappletvplus

Apple Looking to Increase Acquisition of Blockbuster Movies for Apple TV+ Following Success of 'Greyhound'

Friday July 24, 2020 7:18 am PDT by
Tom Hanks' World War II drama "Greyhound" has boosted Apple's ambitions in launching feature films on Apple TV+, with plans now said to have increased to "Netflix-like levels" (via Fast Company). While plans are still being ironed out, this could mean that Apple releases a dozen new movies a year on Apple TV+, at a pace of roughly one per month. Two to four of these films are projected to be ...
Ridley Scott Joaquin Phoenix Napoleon Bonaparte 1

Joaquin Phoenix to Star as French Emperor Napoleon in Apple TV+ Film 'Kitbag' Directed by Ridley Scott

Thursday January 14, 2021 8:40 am PST by
Apple has committed to financing and producing "Kitbag," an epic film directed by Ridley Scott that will star Joaquin Phoenix as French emperor and military leader Napoleon, according to Deadline. Phoenix is well known for his Oscar-winning performance as "Joker" in 2019, and he also played Roman emperor Commodus in Scott's epic film "Gladiator" in 2000. Production of the film is expected to...
Apple TV Ray Light 2 Blue

Apple Pays $25+ Million for Worldwide Rights to Upcoming Film 'CODA'

Saturday January 30, 2021 1:03 pm PST by
Apple has paid over $25 million for the rights to upcoming movie "CODA," setting a new Sundance Film Festival acquisition record, reports Deadline. Directed and written by Siân Heder, "CODA" stars actress Emilia Jones as Ruby, the only hearing individual in her deaf family. As her high school years come to an end, Ruby is torn between staying at home to help family or heading off to college ...
tragedy of macbeth

A24 Film 'The Tragedy of Macbeth' With Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand Coming to Apple TV+

Wednesday May 12, 2021 10:37 am PDT by
Apple today announced that it is teaming up with A24 for "The Tragedy of Macbeth," a drama that's set to star Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand. "The Tragedy of Macbeth" is directed by Joel Coen, and is based on "Macbeth" by William Shakespeare. It's the first film that's directed by just one Coen brother, and it will be in black and white. As a duo, the Coen brothers have produced hit ...
maxresdefault

Apple TV+ Releases Trailer for Animated Film 'Wolfwalkers' From Creators of 'Song of the Sea'

Tuesday September 8, 2020 6:53 am PDT by
Apple today released a trailer for a new family-friendly animated film coming to Apple TV+ this year called "Wolfwalkers." Apple acquired the rights to the film back in 2018, and it comes from the creators and director of "The Secret of Kells" and "Song of the Sea." The film is described as an adventure film about a young apprentice named Robyn who travels with her father to Ireland to ...
antoine fuqua will smith

Apple Drops $120 Million on Upcoming Action Thriller Film 'Emancipation' Starring Will Smith

Wednesday July 1, 2020 7:23 am PDT by
Apple has acquired the rights to "Emancipation," an action thriller film about a slave on the run from the Confederacy in the midst of the Civil War, journeying north to join the Union Army (via Deadline). The film is set to star Will Smith and will be directed by Antoine Fuqua, who previously helmed "Training Day" and "The Equalizer." Image credit: Shutterstock via Deadline Apple's purchase...
img

Apple May Be Seeking to Acquire Bond Film 'No Time to Die' for Apple TV+

Friday October 23, 2020 9:02 am PDT by
Film critic and screenwriter Drew McWeeny has postulated on Twitter that Apple is seeking to acquire the rights to upcoming James Bond film "No Time to Die" for its video streaming service, Apple TV+. McWeeny, who has clear industry connections, suggested that Apple TV+ and Netflix are the frontrunners to possibly stream the new film, speculating that the bids involved are for significant...
oscar awards banner

Apple TV+ Lands First Oscar Nominations for 'Greyhound' and 'Wolfwalkers'

Monday March 15, 2021 6:20 am PDT by
Apple TV+ today picked up its first-ever Oscar nominations, with the Tom Hanks film "Greyhound" nominated for "Best Sound" and the animated Cartoon Saloon film "Wolfwalkers" nominated for "Best Animated Feature Film." "Greyhound" is up against some tough competition, including the Pixar film "Soul" on Disney+ and the Netflix film "Mank," along with "News of the World" and "Sound of Metal."...
maxresdefault

Animated Film 'Wolfwalkers' Now Available on Apple TV+

Friday December 11, 2020 2:53 am PST by
Animated kids movie "Wolfwalkers" is available on Apple TV+ from today. The film, directed by two-time Oscar nominee Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart, centers on a young apprentice hunter named Robyn in a world of superstition. Robyn travels with her father to Ireland to wipe out a pack of wolves. When they arrive, Robyn meets a girl who can transform into a wolf at night and starts questioning her ...
Apple TV Ray Light Teal Film

Apple Wants to Draw Subscribers to Apple TV+ With More Feature Films

Friday April 9, 2021 10:27 am PDT by
Apple is ramping up its efforts to produce feature films, according to a new report from The Information. Apple has a limited number of high profile films already, including "Palmer," "Cherry," and "Greyhound," and sees it as a way to draw more people into Apple TV+. Apple has been telling studio executives that it is aiming to do more than 10 to 12 original movies per year for Apple TV+,...