Magic: The Gathering is headed to Hollywood

Something we did not expect: Magic: The Gathering is being made into a movie. No, seriously. It’s been picked up by 20th Century Fox with the expectation that it’ll be transformed into a major, multi-platform project, something along the lines of Harry Potter or The Lord of the Rings.

Magic: The Gathering

Magic: The Gathering

Simon Kinberg, a writer/producer who’s looking after X-Men and Fantastic Four for Fox, will be overseeing the movie series and making sure that Hasbro is kept happy. He’s also producing the initial film.

At this stage, The Hollywood Reporter doesn’t have much more to …report. No idea on any names that might be in front of the cameras, no news on a storyline, and no hint at a timeframe. Personally, I’d be fond of something that touches on the basement stereotypes, but we’ll just have to wait and see.

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