Tetris – Taron Egerton updates fans on Tetris film shot partly in Glasgow
THE star of a new movie filmed partly in Glasgow has confirmed shooting is now complete.
Taron Egerton told fans today that filming of Tetris has come to a close with the whole biopic having been shot during the pandemic.
The film features the Rocket Man star and tells the story of a legal battle over the rights to the video game during the 1980s in Russia.
As we have told previously, Egerton was spotted in Glasgow earlier this year as a number of scenes for the film were shot in locations such as Tradeston and the city centre.
Sporting a Tetris themed jumped and taking to social media, he wrote: “Done! We made a whole movie in a pandemic and I couldn’t be prouder of everyone involved.”
Tetris is being directed by Jon S Baird and produced Matthew Vaughn – who is behind X-Men: First Class and Kick-Ass.
The film will be lead by Nikita Efrenov, who will play Alexey Pajitnov – a Russian programmer behind the addictive video game alongside Egerton.
The actor, also renowned for his part in The Kingsman, will play the lead role of Dutch businessman Henk Rogers, who was involved in the formation of The Tetris Company.
Film crews, light specialists and production teams were spotted along West Regent Street last month shooting scenes for the blockbuster, expected to hit screens by 2022.
Vintage Russian cars were among the classical props to transform the city into a 1980s Moscow.