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Magic: The Gathering movie in development

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We have had video games and board games turned into movies and now collectible card games have been added to the mix.

20th Century Fox are hoping to turn Magic: The Gathering into something on the scale of Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings.

Simon Kinberg is set to produce the adaptation who will work with Hasbro on the film.

Magic: The Gathering was created and developed by Richard Garfield. The game, the first trading card game, was launched in 1993 by the gaming company Wizards of the Coast (now part of Hasbro).

Each game represents a battle between mighty wizards, known as “planeswalkers”, who employ spells, artifacts, and creatures depicted on individual Magic cards to defeat their opponents. Although the original concept of the game drew heavily from the motifs of traditional fantasy role-playing games such as Dungeons & Dragons, the gameplay of Magic bears little similarity to pencil-and-paper adventure games, while having substantially more cards and more complex rules than many other card games.

Magic has got huge potential due to the sheer amount of editions, expansion packs, novels, comics and online versions. Plus the gorgeous artwork will help fire the imagination of the film makers.

Source: THR