Apple announced that “Tetris: The Movie” will join its growing lineup of films.
Starring Taron Egerton (“Rocketman,” “Kingsman” franchise) and set to be directed by Jon S. Baird (“Stan & Ollie,” “Filth”), the film will be produced by Matthew Vaughn’s MARV and UNIGRAM, a sister company to AI Film in Blavatnik’s Access Industries Group.
“Tetris: The Movie” follows the journey one of the most iconic computer games in the world. The drama tells the story of the creation of Tetris born from the imagination of computer programmer Alexey Pajitnov, during the fall of the Iron curtain in the USSR. Egerton will play Dutch-born video game entrepreneur Henk Rogers who secured the global rights to distribute Tetris on video game consoles.
“Tetris: The Movie” is the first project to come from 2019’s tie-up between Unigram and AI Film, combining the creative reach of Unigram with AI Film’s finance and structuring apparatus. The film received support from Screen Scotland to help bring the production to the country. “Tetris: The Movie” expands Apple’s original film slate.
The film will be available on Apple TV+.