Hearsay: It Appears Like The Tetris Film Has Discovered Its Alexey Pajitnov

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Film variations of video games are a humorous factor. Many find yourself in growth hell for years, whereas we are able to solely want that others – barring the odd exception – stayed there.

Tetris had a movie introduced again in 2016, and till final yr, issues had been pretty quiet. Directed by Jon S. Baird – who beforehand introduced us Stan & Ollie in 2018 – he is now ending up the story of how Tetris got here to the Western market.

It is not formally confirmed, however rumours are actually circulating that Tetris creator, Alexey Pajitnov, might be performed by Nikita Efremov, an actor who’s beforehand caught to Russian cinema. He is just lately been noticed in Glasgow throughout social media posts, and filming wrapped up there earlier this month.

If true, Efremov might be joined by Golden Globe winner Taron Egerton, finest recognized for Rocketman and Kingsman. He is starring as Henk Rogers, the sport designer and entrepreneur that secured the Western Tetris rights for Nintendo again within the Eighties. Egerton has beforehand said “It’s positively extra Social Community than Lego Film“, and this biopic ought to make for fascinating viewing.

There is a really fascinating story behind this authorized battle, one which was beforehand explored in 2004 BBC documentary “Tetris: From Russia With Love”. We lined a number of the fascinating story right here.

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