Magic: The Gathering Is Being Turned Into A Film Franchise By Fox

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Well, it looks like Magic: The Gathering fans have something to be excited about because Fox is adapting the game into a film.

According to THR, “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.”

It also looks like it’s going to have some fairly hands on involvement production-wise from Wizards of the Coast president Greg Leeds and Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner.

Reports are that Fox-based Simon Kinberg, who worked on both the X-Men and Fantastic Four universes, will work closely with Hasbro execs in developing the franchise.

(via The Hollywood Reporter)

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