Magic: The Gathering Movie in Development at Fox

Posted by Matthew on January 15, 2014
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Magic: The Gathering

So this is a thing that is happening. I don’t really know how though.

The Hollywood Reporter:

20th Century Fox has closed a deal to acquire the screen rights to the hugely popular fantasy card game from Hasbro and will develop the property with an eye to launch a massive franchise on the scale of Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings.

The studio has enlisted Simon Kinberg, the Fox-based writer-producer who is also helping shepherd the X-Men and Fantastic Four universes at the studio, to produce the adaptation. Kinberg will also act as the franchise’s engineer — or supreme sorcerer, if you will — overseeing the development of the movie series in concert with Hasbro execs.

As with any fantasy universe there’s a lot of raw material to work with however, and feel free to correct me if I’m wrong, I don’t think there is any real narrative to the game (other than how each individual match goes down).

Sooooo yeah. Apparently the rights sat at Universal for ages and no one was able to bring it to fruition so who knows what’ll happen this time.

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