‘Tetris’ Filming Transforms Glasgow Scotland Into 1980s Russia With Taron Egerton
Actor Taron Egerton was spotted in a Moskvich 412 car on the set of the film Tetris in Glasgow, Scotland. Egerton was sporting a mustache as he portrayed Dutch-born video game entrepreneur Henk Rogers.
The film follows the legal battles over ownership of the game Tetris during the fall of the Iron Curtain in the USSR. Egerton’s character, Rogers, fought to secure global rights to distribute Tetris on video game consoles. The movie is being directed by Jon S. Baird and was written by Noah Pink.
The streets of Glasgow were transformed into 1980s Russia to shoot the movie. Scenes were filmed in front of an old Co-op building and empty office building. Vintage Skoda and Trabant cars as well as Soviet military vehicles were brought in. The roads being used to film were plastered with Communist Party signage on the side of buildings. Actors were dressed in authentic Russian hats and clothing.
Filming for the movie began in December and is expected to go until mid-February. The film is expected to be released sometime in 2021.