Upcoming Tetris movie set to be an R-rated drama

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The upcoming Tetris film is set to contain some seriously fruity language, it has been revealed.

Tetris, the forthcoming film about one of the world’s most popular video game titles, is set to release in March of 2023, joining an increasingly packed crowd of films inspired by video games. However, this project won’t be joining the ranks of shiny game adaptations aimed at young audiences, as it has been revealed that the drama, which stars Taron Egerton, is set to be rated R for all sorts of cursing.

Apple picked the film up for production in 2020, with filming taking place early last year in Scotland, doubling for Russia. Jon S Baird has directed for the film with Matthew Vaughn producing.

Nikita Efrenov will play Alexey Pajitnov, ‘the Russian programmer who first created the game in 1984. In the coming years, the rights to the game had been kept out of Pajitnov’s reach until reverting back to him in 1996. That year, Pajitnov founded the Tetris Company with Henk Rogers (played by Egerton) to manage licensing. The Tetris movie will focus primarily on this legal battle.’

Jon S Baird’s last couple of films were Filth and Stan & Ollie, both of which were well, well worth seeking out. Like the latter, the filmmaker is once again turning his lens towards an adaptation of a real-life story with Tetris. Stan & Ollie took a romanticised look at the relationship between Laurel & Hardy, an understandable step given their legendary status. The R rating for Tetris sees Baird shift gears into something a bit punchier, a tone he certainly adopted for Filth, the adaptation of the Irvine Welsh novel of the same name.

With the film set to release in couple of months, we’ll hopefully be getting a trailer soon to give us our first look.


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