In 2020, Apple secured the rights to “Tetris”, a film that examines the unique tale behind the groundbreaking video game. The film is finally ready to be released this year. Ahead of its streaming debut on Apple TV+, Apple will premiere “Tetris” at the SXSW Conference from Mar 10 through March 19. The conference will be held in Austin, Texas.
Long-awaited “Tetris,” film coming to Apple TV+ next month
“Tetris” will dive deep into the story behind the famous video game. The film will follow a young Henk Rogers, played by Taron Egerton, and Alexey Pajitnov played by Nikita Efremov.
Alexey Pajitnov is a Russian-born American computer engineer and video game designer who designed and developed Tetris in Soviet-era Russia in 1984. Henk Rogers is an American video game salesman who first secured the rights to distribute Tetris on consoles, where it found popularity. He was heavily involved in a dispute over the franchise’s copyright in the 1980s.
Apple TV+ has not revealed much about the film itself. However, it’s likely to go into depth about the lengthy process Rogers had to undergo to acquire the rights to the popular puzzle game and bring it to the United States. The rights were initially passed around between several companies including Academy Soft and Mirror Soft before they were given to Rogers in Japan.
After the film premieres at SXSW, it will be available to stream on Apple’s streaming service. For $6.99 per month with a seven-day free trial, Apple’s streaming service is available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, and Apple TV via the Apple TV app.
- Apple premiered “STILL: A Michael J. Fox Movie” at Sundance Film Festival
- Bilingual comedy series ‘Acapulco’ will be returning to Apple TV+ for season 3
- Apple TV+ acquires “Drops of God”, a new multilingual drama series starring Fleur Geffrier
- Apple Music lead takes on Apple TV+ responsibility amidst division’s restructuring
- Apple TV+ new kids series “Jane” will debut on April 14, 2023, globally
- Apple TV+ drops trailer for mystery thriller film “Sharper” ahead of its Feb. 10 release date
- Apple TV+ Original series ‘Shantaram,’ canceled after one season