Kingsman and Rocketman star Taron Egerton has reportedly scored the lead role in the upcoming Tetris movie, which is set to begin filming soon.
The news comes from the Daily Mail, where it’s being reported that Egerton will play Henk Rogers, the video games entrepreneur. It’s believed the movie will document his legal battle over the Tetris video game IP, so if you were hoping for a CGI Tetris adventure with anthropomorphic blocks on a quest to find a home, you’re out of luck with this one.
In the late 1980s, Henk became involved in a legal battle against a Soviet computer programming agency, and software companies related to Robert and Kevin Maxwell. The dispute was over the Tetris IP, which was raking in the cash from consumers – but the money wasn’t going to the creator. It’s believed the movie will be focusing on this legal battle, and Henk’s quest to secure Tetris’ property rights for himself and the game’s creator Alexey Pajitnov.
The upcoming movie will be directed by Jon S. Baird, along with producers Matthew Vaughn and Leonard Blavatnik.
Egerton, who has also starred as Elton John in 2019’s Rocketman, is absolutely killer in anything you put him in, so I’m definitely curious to find out more about this Tetris movie!
It’s hoped that shooting for the flick, which is simply entitled “Tetris,” will begin in September of this year, though let’s not get too hasty with slapping dates on anything right now.
If you’re keen to find out more about the history of one of the world’s most famous video games, there’s an impressive and addictive YouTube documentary from Gaming Historian which is well worth a watch. Check it out below or via this link.
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