Taron Egerton’s ‘Tetris’ Movie Lands at Apple

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After slowly dropping from a great height and rotating in the air a few times, the Tetris movie has fit snugly into place at Apple. To be clear: this isn’t a film based on the game itself. Rather, it’s about the creation of the game and its licensing around the world. Taron Egerton is set to star as Henk Rogers, the Dutch video game designer who was the first to secure the rights to distribute Tetris on consoles.

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When a Tetris movie was announced a few years ago, the world reacted as you’d expect – with guffaws and the shaking of heads. It sounded like a joke from a goofy comedy set in a wacky version of Hollywood where people are stupid enough to make a Tetris movie. It sounded like the kind of thing that was never going to happen because who the hell would actually fund this thing and who the hell would actually go see it?

However, we made the same mistake so many people have made throughout human history. We didn’t heed the warnings. We didn’t take the threat seriously. And now, the Tetris movie has reared its ugly, blocky, multi-colored head once more…as a trilogy.

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Tetris Movie

Since most movies adapting video games for the big screen haven’t really turned out to be anything memorable, maybe the origin story of one of the most iconic early video games will be a little more appealing to audiences. That’s what producer Brett Ratner and his RatPac Entertainment partner James Packer are hoping as they are developing a Tetris movie about Alexey Pajitnov, the Russian video game designer who created the building block puzzle game. Read More »

Pixels featurettes

Summer isn’t even halfway over, so there are still plenty of big movies coming to theaters in the next couple months. And surprisingly enough, one of the more entertaining films could end up being an Adam Sandler vehicle. Maybe I’m in the minority, but the trailers for the video game inspired action adventure comedy Pixels actually have me a little excited for this July release, despite the involvement of Sandler.

And if you’ve been wanting to know a little more about the film from director Chris Columbus (Home Alone, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone), a couple new featurettes have surfaced, diving into the 8-bit assault on Earth. Watch the Pixels featurettes after the jump! Read More »

But Of Course: ‘Tetris’ Movie in the Works


Well, it was bound to happen sooner or later. Threshold Entertainment announced today that it is developing a live-action film based on the game Tetris, because there’s no ’80s property that Hollywood isn’t trying to turn into a movie right now.

Naturally, it’s described as “a very big, epic sci-fi movie,” because what isn’t these days? Hit the jump to learn all about the impending Tetris movie.

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