Taron Egerton's TETRIS Will Be Released by Apple; BABYLON's Jon S. Baird Will Helm the Flick
Tetris is getting the Hollywood movie treatment, with Golden Globe winner Taron Egerton (Eddie the Eagle, Kingsman: The Golden Circle) set to star in this long-delayed film about the record-breaking title's designer.
Although some people still have no idea why said movie is being made (and they definitely shouldn't expect anything even remotely similar to Adam Sandler's critically panned Pixels), it's now been confirmed that the project will be directed by Jon S. Baird (Babylon, Stan and Ollie) and produced by Matthew Vaughn’s Marv.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the original Tetris adaptation will be distributed by Apple, suggesting that the production may miss the traditional theatrical release window and be coming straight to Apple TV+.
For those unfamiliar with Tetris: The Movie, it will be focused on the man behind the worldwide phenomenon that changed the game forever. The feature-length movie will follow the real story of computer programmer Alexey Pajitnov, who decides to let his imagination run wild during the long-awaited fall of the Soviet Union.
In Tetris: The Movie, Egerton will play Dutch designer and entrepreneur Henk Rogers, who secured the rights to distribute the original game globally and later established Bullet-Proof Software and The Tetris Company.
Tetris: The Movie was scripted by Noah Pink (This Is Your Death, Genius) and doesn't have a release date yet.