Apple acquired the rights to Tetris: The Film, the story of the groundbreaking online game from director Jon S. Baird and starring Taron Egerton.
Apple has acquired the rights to Jon S. Baird’s Tetris: The Movie, the highly-anticipated story of the groundbreaking online game starring Taron Egerton.
It was beforehand reported that Egerton will portray Dutch video game designer Henk Rogers, who first secured the rights to distribute the sport on consoles — the place it exploded in recognition. Rogers was additionally closely concerned in a dispute that arose over the franchise’s copyright within the ’80s. The rest of the forged remains to be being finalized, together with that of Russian software program engineer and Tetris creator Alexey Pajitnov, in addition to businessmen Robert and Kevin Maxwell.
Tetris: The Film, which contains a screenplay by Noah Pink, is scheduled to start manufacturing in early December in Scotland. The movie is being produced and financed by Matthew Vaughn’s Marv Movies, with Leonard Blavatnik’s AI Movie. As Deadline famous, Marv was the corporate behind Rocketman, which starred Egerton within the position of Sir Elton John and earned the actor a Golden Globe. No stranger to portraying actual folks, Egerton additionally stepped into the position of Michael Edwards in 2016’s Eddie the Eagle.
Baird beforehand helmed the 2018 movie Stan & Ollie, which was based mostly on the later years of the lives of the comedy double act Laurel and Hardy. The movie starred Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly as Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, respectively. Baird has additionally labored with the likes of Martin Scorsese, Danny Boyle, Jim Carrey, Mick Jagger and Terence Winter on numerous tasks.
The Tetris undertaking is the most recent in a string of massive strikes by Apple. The tech large lately inked distribution offers for Will Smith and Antoine Fuqua’s Emancipation, Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon, the Jake Gyllenhaal film Snow Blind, and the Justin Timberlake-starring Palmer. Apple has but to touch upon or reveal any launch details about Tetris: The Film.
With greater than 200 million items downloaded world wide, Tetris, has earned its place as one of many biggest video games of all time.
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