All The Pieces Are In Place: Apple Picks Up Tetris Movie with Taron Egerton


It's that time again where we finally have a piece of news that isn't about something getting delayed by the Covid-19 crisis. While everything else is slowly starting to reopen, studios are developing and looking into whatever they can make when things get back to normal again. Yep, these stories will keep happening as the world tries to return to normal. Today, we learned that Apple has picked up the distribution rights to a film about Tetris. Yes, that Tetris

One might wonder how someone will make a film about Tetris. Sources are saying that this is not connected to the early attempt by a British producer at turning Tetris into a sci-fi action trilogy. This is a film that will be about the legal trials and tribulations surrounding the game. 

Egerton will star in the film as Henk Rogers, a Dutch video game designer who gets the rights to distribute the game to consoles. A legal battle over who owns the rights to the game breaks out. The rest of the film has yet to be cast but we will learn sooner rather than later as the film is headed for a December shoot in Scotland.

Noah Pink wrote the screenplay for the film and Jon S. Baird will direct the film. Matthew Vaughn and Marv Films will produce the film with Apple, reuniting Egerton with his Kingsman director. 

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