Tetris is probably one of the more iconic video games to have ever been made, and the game had released way back in the 80s. As it turns out, there’s actually a pretty crazy story about how the game became widely released, and it all involves a big clash with the Soviet Union.
Watch the trailer for Tetris starring Taron Egerton (Kingsman, Rocket Man):
Here’s the official description for the film:
An American and Russian computer geek form an unlikely friendship as they try to evade the KGB and smuggle the world’s most famous video game out of the Soviet Union.
The movie comes from Jon S. Baird who had also directed Filth and the Laurel and Hardy biopic Stan & Ollie. Other stars of the film include Toby Jones, Sofya Lebedeva, Ben Miles, Rick Yune, and Roger Allam.
With so many other video games getting adaptations these days with The Super Mario Bros. Movie and The Last of Us, it’s actually interesting that they managed to get a story out of a puzzle game where you have to create straight lines out of blocks. There’s even a tease for the first Gameboy.
I’ll admit, I didn’t expect the trailer to go as crazy as having the KGB involved, but if that really did happen, it would definitely make for a great story—and it’s one we’re getting when Tetris premieres later next month.
Tetris comes to Apple TV+ on March 31.