Brett Ratner will produce a film based on the life of “Tetris” creator Alexey Pajitnov, as reported Monday by The Tracking Board. Ratner likens the project to “The Social Network,” a film that highlighted the largely unknown controversy surrounding a well known brand (in that instance, Facebook).
“Tetris” experienced similar controversy, undergoing legal battles for decades -- Alexey Pajitnov wasn’t even paid for his idea until 1996, years after Nintendo won the rights to put it on their Game Boy consoles. Pajitnov developed the puzzle game with two other designers while living in the USSR. The game, which became popular very quickly, was originally mainly played between other computer programmers.
Ratner, who has recently produced a slew of films, including “The Revenant”, “I Saw the Light”, and “Black Mass”, will co-produce the film with James Packer, via their production company RatPac Entertainment.