Preview–Even the game Tetris is getting its own movie

Eventually everything you can think of will be the subject of its own movie.  One day we may see a movie about the legal battles over the Post-It Note, the struggle to get the binder clip in every business in America, or the invention of the windshield wiper (no, wait, that one’s already happened).  The idea may sound a little more interesting when you’re talking video games.  I’d love to see a movie about bringing Merlin, the Little Professor, or electronic football to the market, and from documentaries we know there was much drama associated with the development of Atari, and practically every major video game console system since.  So a movie about Tetris?  Why not, especially if it’s spliced with some international intrigue.  Tetris isn’t coming to theaters–it’s a direct-to-Apple TV Plus movie. It stars Taron Egerton (Kingsman series, Rocketman) as one of the businessmen who launched the simple stacking game into everyone’s computer in 1984.  Definitely a retro fix complete with Egerton in 1980s attire and doing his thing in vintage-styled sets, it looks like a backstage pass into–a life or death battle with the KGB?

It’s an unusual take on the video game tie-in movie.  Here’s the trailer for the new movie Tetris:

The movie co-stars Toby Jones (Captain America, The Hunger Games), Ben Miles (Zen, Andor), Nikita Efremov (Londongrad), and Roger Allam (Ashes to Ashes, V for Vendetta), and it’s produced by Matthew Vaughn (Kingsman series, X-Men: First Class, Kickass), directed by Jon S. Baird (Stan & Ollie).

Tetris is coming exclusively to Apple TV Plus, March 31, 2023.

C.J. Bunce / Editor / borg

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