US streaming service Apple TV+ introduced the release date and debut trailer for Tetris, a biopic about the history of the legendary puzzle game invented and developed in 1984 by Soviet programmer Alexei Pajitnov.
Tetris is based on a true story and tells how Pajitnov and Dutch video game designer Henk Rogers fought to get the rights to the puzzle. The creator of Tetris is played by Nikita Efremov, and Rogers is portrayed by Taron Egerton.
The trailer for Tetris is just under three minutes long and shows the Cold War and other participants in the conflict, including KGB agents, Mikhail Gorbachev and longtime Nintendo president Hiroshi Yamauchi, to the song «Pedlars» strongly associated with the game.
Tetris is being directed by Jon Baird, who previously directed the black comedy The Filth and the comedy-drama Stan & Ollie, and the screenplay was written by Noah Pink, best known for his work on the anthology documentary series Genius. for National Geographic.
Tetris will premiere as part of the SXSW (South by Southwest) film festival, which will be held from March 10 to 19 this year, and the film will be available on Apple TV + from March 31. Along with the debut trailer, official footage from it was revealed (see gallery below).
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