Kingsman star Taron Egerton's Tetris movie moves to Apple

Joe Anderton
·2-min read
Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC

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Kingsman and Rocketman star Taron Egerton's Tetris movie has found itself a home.

The Hollywood Reporter has Hollywood reported that the movie has been picked up by Apple, which undoubtedly means that it will be released on their streaming/subscription service Apple TV+.

Contrary to what you might believe, Egerton won't actually be playing a falling block (a tetrimino, if you want to be specific) but someone involved with the iconic video game.

Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC

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The movie tell the story of Russian programmer Alexey Pajitnov, who created the game during the 1980s, with Egerton playing Dutch business Henk Rogers, who was involved in getting the game out there and eventually forming The Tetris Company to manage the franchise after lots of legal disputes.

The film will be produced by Matthew Vaughn, who directed X-Men: First Class and Kick-Ass, which were very good. It will be directed by Jon S Baird, who helmed Stan & Ollie, which was also quite good.

Egerton has often been linked to taking over the role of Wolverine from his Eddie the Eagle co-star Hugh Jackman, but he's not so sure that he would be good for the job.

Photo credit: Albert L Ortega - Getty Images
Photo credit: Albert L Ortega - Getty Images

"That one I think is just a rumour," he said. "As far as I'm aware it's unfounded. I don't know if I'm quite grisly enough.

"I mean, if the people at Marvel think I am then great, let's go. But I think there are probably better candidates. But I would love to be involved with that world somewhere."

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