As you know, we have already shared on the web on several occasions the existence of a live action movie inspired by Tetris that has been released. Well, today we receive news related to it after its original announcement in 2016 and with Jon S. Baird as director for Apple TV +.
Specifically, today we have been able to learn statements related to Nintendo, after learning that there is a Big N error present on the tape. Do not forget that the movie has been released on March 31 to Apple TV+ (via Entertainment Weekly). It’s a biopic about the origins of Tetris and “how Henk Rogers (played by Rocketman’s Taron Edgerton) managed to secure the intellectual property rights to the game from Alexey Pajitnov (played by Nikita Yefremov), in the context of the Cold War.”
Here we leave you the statements of Henk Rogers, responsible for securing the collaboration with Nintendo that brought Tetris to the NES and Game Boy. According to an interview with Polygon, Rogers shares that this Tetris movie heavily dramatizes this encounter with the Big N.
This is how we found out:
Rogers says that he and Yamauchi became friends over their shared love of the Japanese board game, Go. This connection through the board game fostered a relationship between the two, and they later talked about Tetris. That history between the two facilitated future plans for Tetris on Nintendo hardware.
“Yamauchi tells me: ‘I can’t give you any programmer.’ I told him: ‘I don’t need programmers’, this meeting was so fast that I couldn’t believe it, ‘I need money’. And he said: ‘How much?’ And I thought of the biggest number I could think of: $300,000. I just pulled a number out of the hat. And he leaned across the table and shook my hand and said, ‘It’s a deal.’”
You can find our full coverage of the film at this link.
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