Tetris film becomes crazy story on the trail of Social Network

“Tetris” film becomes crazy story on the trail of “Social Network”

For years Hollywood has wanted to make a movie out of the video game “Tetris”. Instead of a long-planned sci-fi film with the famous little blocks, there is now a drama about the story behind the cult game – with “Kingsman” star Taron Egerton.

When David Fincher once announced that he would be making a Facebook film, the news about the project in the comment columns on film sites mostly contained very skeptical prophecies of doom. In the meantime, “The Social Network” is not only considered a modern classic, but also one of the best and most groundbreaking films of the 2010s.

Will it be similar with “Tetris”? At least that is what lead actor Taron Egerton hopes, who is now using the Fincher film as a comparison for “Tetris” in an interview with GQ Magazine and promises a “crazy true story”.

promises a “crazy true story”.

Taron Egerton as Henk Rogers

Egerton, known among others from the “Kingsman” series and as Elton John from “Rocketman”, embodies the computer game developer Henk Rogers in “Tetris”, who did not invent the cult game but made it popular. He acquired the license for game consoles from the actual inventor, a Russian, and was then responsible for ensuring that the block-puzzle game appeared on the Game Boy and began its triumphant advance.

The “crazy but true” story of how Henk Rogers got the license is now to be told by “Tetris” and that should be pretty crazy. As mentioned in the GQ article about Egerton, the Russian secret service KGB plays a role.

How Henk Rogers got the license, “Tetris” will now tell

The comparison with “The Social Network” uttered by the main actor himself should also be due to the fact that a legal dispute should also play a major role in “Tetris” XMOVIES 8. One such raged for years – among other things between the video game giants Atari and Nintendo.

The “Tetris” film is to be shot from the beginning of 2021; a possible cinema release would then be conceivable in the so-called Oscar season at the end of 2021.

The “Tetris” film is to be shot from the beginning of 2021; a possible cinema release would then be conceivable in the so-called Oscar season at the end of 2021.

However, Egerton himself points out in GQ Magazine that, due to the corona pandemic, there is of course a big question mark behind it.

The drama is to be directed by the British filmmaker Jon S. Baird (“Drecksau”, “Stan

It is not known whether there are any further plans in Hollywood to film the game itself. The other “Tetris” project, once heralded as an “epic sci-fi thriller” and the start of an entire trilogy, has been very quiet for years.

At the end of the article, a reading recommendation. Our colleagues and computer game experts at GameStar have a very interesting article on the story behind the cult game:

Here you can read “The dark side of Tetris – How the puzzle game cursed its inventors” on Gamestar.de.

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