Remember a while ago when it was announced that Apple was hard at work on an R-rated Tetris movie? And we all laughed because we thought it was going to be a silly game adaptation? Well, joke’s on us, because the movie’s much more than that.
The company has just announced that Jon S. Baird’s film will make its premiere at South by Southwest 2023 next month, before arriving on the service soon thereafter. And, no, it’s not a silly game adaptation. It’s more based on a true story.
The movie will follow the push to get Tetris distributed to a worldwide audience, and will follow more of the “based on a true story” sort of route. Taron Egerton, who previously starred in Rocketman and the Kingsman series, is set to play Dutch businessman and developer Henk Rogers, one of the key figures behind the games.
In addition, Nikita Yefremov will portray Alexey Pajitnov, the creator of the legendary puzzle game; Roger Allam will be on board as Robert Maxell; and Ben Miles is on board playing none other than Nintendo’s Howard Lincoln.
So where’s the R-rating come from, you ask? Well, believe it or not, language. Because we all go nuts when we misplace a piece, right?
Still, this is a much better direction than what we initially thought with a Tetris film. In fact, we can’t wait to see how it all plays out when it premieres this summer. Hopefully we’ll get a trailer soon.
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