Over time, we have seen that video game adaptations have been improving, the recent example being HBO’s hit show The Last of Us. However, these video games do take a lot of effort to be adapted into various performances, and that’s where we’ll talk about the upcoming Apple TV+ project Tetris.
Tetris is a thrilling period piece that stars Taron Egerton and Toby Jones. It is a biographical drama written by Noah Pink and directed by John S. Baird. The movie had been in the works for almost a decade, and now it is happening. This exciting film will start to stream very soon, and here are all the details you need to be aware of before watching it.
Release Date of Tetris
The movie Tetris is scheduled to be released on Apple TV+ on March 31, 2023, but before that, on March 15, 2023, it will premiere at SXSW Film Festival. However, there’s currently no theatrical release for this film; hence, in the meantime, it is an Apple TV+ exclusive.
Expected Plot of Tetris
Almost everyone plays this game , as it is one of the most popular and best-selling video games ever made. But, while most people know about the existence of the game, the thing that they don’t know is how it turned into a global sensation. Luckily, we’ve got a film coming out about its story.
The story is about Henk Rogers (the man who made Tetris a global phenomenon) and his creation of Tetris in 1988. The man risked everything by going to the Soviet Union and there to bring the game into the public domain; he joined hands with the inventor Alexey Pajitnov.
Henk Rogers is a Dutch entrepreneur who travels to the Soviet Union at the end of the Cold War to secure the distribution rights of his game. There he meets with the inventor of the game Alexey Pajitnov.
Trailer of Tetris
The Apple TV+ Tetris trailer was released on February 26, 2023. This trailer gives us a 3-minute insight into the movie’s tones. The audience can check Tetris’s comedic and mature tones in its trailer.
Cast of Tetris
The cast of Tetris includes Toby Jones in the role of Robert Stein, Taron Egerton in the part of Henk Rogers, Nikita Yefremov in the role of Alexey Pajitnov, Anthony Boyle in the role of Kevin Maxwell, Roger Allam in the role of Robert Maxwell, Ken Yamamura in the role of Minoru Arakawa, Togo Igawa in the part of Hiroshi Yamauchi, Rick Yune in the role of Larry, Ben Miles in the role of Howard Lincoln, Matthew Marsh in the role of Mikhail Gorbachev, and others.
Other Exciting Details About Tetris
It came in the 80s and is a great block game. The fact that many people don’t know about it is that it was made in the Soviet Union by the very talented Alexey Pahitnov. For the game to be globally distributed, there were a lot of legal battles and negotiations.
This film from Apple TV+ will try to explain to the audience how Henk Rodgers got Tetris out of the USSR and into the world. It’ll be interesting to watch how accurate the film’s story will be, as many companies at that time thought they owned the game’s rights. At its very best, this is a great attempt to tell the audience the complex history behind one of the most popular and significant video games ever made.