Apple plans a film about the original of the Tetris game, according to Deadline. It will premiere on the Apple TV+ streaming service.
Taron Egerton (Rocketman, the Kingsman films) will play Henk Rogers, a Dutch video game designer who first secured the rights to distribute Tetris on consoles. He was involved in a dispute that arose over the franchise’s copyright in the 1980s. Noah Pink penned the screenplay.
Deadline say the cast is being finalized for roles including Russian software engineer Alexey Pajitnov, who first created the game, and the businessmen Robert and Kevin Maxwell. The pic is now in full prep ahead of a scheduled start date in early December in Scotland.
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