Apple TV+ launched the first trailer for his, shall we say, blockbuster movie “Tetris,” based on the origin story of the popular puzzle video game. The film will first premiere at the South by Southwest (SXSW) film festival in March. Apple will then release it worldwide on the streaming service on March 31.
Starring “Black Bird” actor Taron Egerton, who plays American video game salesman Henk Rogers, “Tetris” tells the story of Rogers and his mission to secure the distribution rights to the game.
Rogers travels to the Soviet Union during the end of the Cold War to meet the inventor, Alexey Pajitnov (Nikita Efremov), a Soviet software engineer. However, under communist law, the game belonged to the people of the Soviet Union, so Rogers must negotiate directly with the Soviet regime to obtain the rights.
“As he sets out to bring the game to the world, he enters a dangerous web of lies and corruption behind the Iron Curtain,” Apple wrote in the film’s description.
Tetris was created in 1984 and has since sold more than 520 million copies, according to The Tetris Company.