‘Tetris’ trailer: Taron Egerton makes the pieces fit in Cold War video game thriller
Apple Original Films today released the first trailer for Tetris, based on the true story of American video game salesman Henk Rogers (Taron Egerton) and his discovery of wildly popular video game in 1988.
Tetris tells the unbelievable story of how one of the world’s most popular video games found its way to avid players around the globe. Rogers discovers Tetris in 1988, and then risks everything by traveling to the Soviet Union, where he joins forces with inventor Alexey Pajitnov (Nikita Efremov) to bring the game to the masses. When he sets out to bring the game to the world, he enters a dangerous web of lies and corruption behind the infamous Iron Curtain. Based on a true story, Tetris is a Cold War–era thriller with double-crossing villains, unlikely heroes, and a nail-biting race to the finish. The film co-stars Toby Jones, Sofya Lebedeva, Ben Miles and Rick Yune.
Tetris is directed by Jon S. Baird and written by Noah Pink. It is produced by Matthew Vaughn, Gillian Berrie, Claudia Vaughn, Len Blavatnik and Gregor Cameron, and executive produced by Zygi Kamasa, Carlos Peres, Iain Mackenzie, Noah Pink, Taron Egerton, Danny Cohen, Amanda Ghost, Vince Holden, Henk Rogers, Alexey Pajitnov and Maya Rogers.
The film will have its world premiere at the 2023 SXSW Film Festival on March 15 before hitting theaters and AppleTV+ on March 31.