The highly anticipated Tetris film – which documents the 1980s legal battle to secure the rights to the game – arrives on Apple TV+ at the end of the month, and now can exclusively reveal a first look clip.


The clip sees Taron Egerton's Henk Rogers being shown the very first version of the popular computer game by its Russian inventor Alexey Pajitnov, who is played in the film by Nikita Yefremov.

"This is it, the original?" Henk asks while a tense synth soundtrack plays, before asking his friend if he can have a go of the game.

As he sits down at the computer to play, he asks: "It's always been bugging me, why can't both lines disappear at once instead of one at a time?"

"Because.... I never thought of that," Alexey answers.

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We then see him reprogramming the game to take Henk's suggestion into account before the pair rejoice when it works, with Alexey saying: "Life is hard and we deserve or small celebrations."

"I forgot how much fun this is," adds Henk.

Their joy appears to be short-lived however, as the clip ending with an ominous knock on the door...

You can check out the clip in full below.

Described by Apple as a "Cold War–era thriller on steroids, with double-crossing villains, unlikely heroes, and a nail-biting race to the finish" the new film will have its world premiere at the SXSW Film Festival this week before its release on 31st March.

The official synopsis reads: "Tetris tells the unbelievable story of how one of the world's most popular video games found its way to avid players around the globe.

"Henk Rogers (Taron Egerton) discovers Tetris in 1988, and then risks everything by traveling to the Soviet Union, where he joins forces with inventor Alexey Pajitnov (Nikita Efremov) to bring the game to the masses."

A trailer for the film launched last month, which you can check out below:

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