The Tetris movie is rated R for the most boring reason you could imagine

(Image credit: The Tetris Company)

The Tetris movie, which is due to be released on Apple TV in 2023, has been rated R, but sadly we're not getting anything as spicy as a T-spin sex scene.

Tetris is now listed with an R rating on (via MovieWeb), the Motion Picture Association of America's official repository of movie ratings. The film has been "rated R for language".

No, you're not going to hear the I-block drop any F-bombs. (Probably.) While there was talk of a sci-fi thriller trilogy based on Tetris several years ago, which would've presumably turned the blocks into, I dunno, aliens or something, the film we're actually getting is a drama based on the legal battle to secure the rights to distribute the game.

The original version of Tetris was developed by Russian software engineer Alexey Pajitnov in 1984. As you might imagine, selling intellectual property rights to international businesses was a complicated matter under the Soviet Union, and several different people came away from meetings with Pajitnov's partners believing that they had acquired the rights to the game - people representing companies like Mirrorsoft, Spectrum Holobyte, and Nintendo.

Personally, I'm hoping to see the late Nintendo president Hiroshi Yamauchi screaming subtitled profanity in a board room scene, but I guess we'll have to wait and see what we get.

Filming on the Tetris movie wrapped way back in March 2021, as director Jon S. Baird revealed in a tweet. There's been very little news about the film since. A release date of March 2023 is currently listed on the movie's Wikipedia page, apparently based purely on a podcast interview with Baird.

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Dustin Bailey
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Dustin Bailey joined the GamesRadar team as a Staff Writer in May 2022, and is currently based in Missouri. He's been covering games (with occasional dalliances in the worlds of anime and pro wrestling) since 2015, first as a freelancer, then as a news writer at PCGamesN for nearly five years. His love for games was sparked somewhere between Metal Gear Solid 2 and Knights of the Old Republic, and these days you can usually find him splitting his entertainment time between retro gaming, the latest big action-adventure title, or a long haul in American Truck Simulator.