X-Men director Brett Ratner is producing a Tetris origins movie

Ok, I'll get the joke about it being a blockbuster out of the way first, shall I? *tumbleweed* Well, yes, X-Men: The Last Stand and Rush Hour director Brett Ratner is on production duties for a Tetris movie about the life of Russian designer Alexey Pajitnov.

As reported by The Tracking Board, Ratner is joined by fellow RatPac Entertainment founder James Packer and the hunt is on for a screenwriter to bring the story to life.

If you want to swot up on your Tetris know how, look no further than BBC documentary Tetris: From Russia With Love to learn about the fascinating creation of the game in the USSR. Pajitnov was working as a computer programmer in 1984 when he made the blocky wonder but due to the fact that he ceded his rights to the game to the government, he didn't make any money from it until the '90s. Plenty of juicy biopic material.

For other Tetris goodness, check out documentary The Ecstasy Of Order: The Tetris Masters which follows the ultimate masters at the game and genuinely shows someone playing and beating invisible Tetris. It kicks in at about 5:10. Watch and weep.

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Louise Blain is a journalist and broadcaster specialising in gaming, technology, and entertainment. She is the presenter of BBC Radio 3’s monthly Sound of Gaming show and has a weekly consumer tech slot on BBC Radio Scotland. She can also be found on BBC Radio 4, BBC Five Live, Netflix UK's YouTube Channel, and on The Evolution of Horror podcast. As well as her work on GamesRadar, Louise writes for NME, T3, and TechRadar. When she’s not working, you can probably find her watching horror movies or playing an Assassin’s Creed game and getting distracted by Photo Mode.