Excitement is building for the upcoming Tetris movie, an Apple Original release on 31 March 2023. To ramp up the hype, Apple has released a new trailer featuring the film’s star, Taron Egerton.
Tetris tells the story of Henk Rogers, played by Egerton, the video game designer who secured the rights to Tetris in the 1980s and helped to make the game the worldwide phenomenon that it is today. He meets Alexey Pajitnov, the creator of our beloved falling blocks and helps him take the world with publishing deals and collecting rights across countries.
With Europe’s The Final Countdown backing the trailer, we get a hint at the drama, action, and humour that the film promises to deliver. It looks like Egerton will be playing a charismatic version of Henk Rogers, becoming the ambitious salesperson who establishes Tetris as the household name we know it as today.
Directed by Jon S. Baird, the Tetris Apple Original Film is one of the most highly anticipated releases of the year. The film takes viewers back to the early days of video games, exploring the fascinating story behind the creation and global success of Tetris. It’s promising to see so much passion and work going into telling the story of video games this year. The Last of Us series has been an absolute blockbuster for HBO, with the debut episode viewed by 22 million people and counting. We’ve had very successful Sonic films over the last few years and now the Super Mario Bros. are back with their very own Hollywood budget animated film, the first feature film based on the series since 1986.
While we’re excited to see what comes from all these upcoming video game movie and tv show adaptions, we can’t wait to see what other more obscure stories will be told. The history behind the game Tetris is an incredible tale of the hustle and politics between nations, and we’re looking forward to seeing the full story on screen. With the new trailer, anticipation for the film is higher than ever. Fans can mark their calendars for 31 March 2023, when the film will begin streaming on Apple TV+.