Tetris has found its spot in Apple with its very own movie that tells the story of the creation of the game.
Deadline, who first broke the story, reports that Jon S. Baird will be directing Tetris: The Movie. Currently, the sole confirmed actor is Kingsman star Taron Egerton as Henk Rogers, the Dutch video game designer who was the first to secure distribution rights for Tetris on consoles.
The other roles that have yet to be filled include Russian software engineer Alexey Pajitnov, who first created the game, and businessmen Robert and Kevin Maxwell.
Tetris: The Movie, which is being produced and financed by Matthew Vaughn’s Marv Films alongside Leonard Blavatnik’s AI Film, is expected to start shooting in Scotland sometime in early December.
Marv Films is the production studio behind several films starring Taron Egerton, including the aforementioned Kingsman, Eddie the Eagle, and the Elton John biopic Rocketman.
With Apple having acquired Tetris: The Movie, one can only assume that it will premiere exclusively on Apple TV+. Considering the ailing state of movie theatres currently, it wouldn’t be all that surprising. Warner Bros. will even be making Wonder Woman 1984 free on its HBO Max streaming service, and Disney is also looking for ways to push more of its films on Disney+.