The first modern trading card game, Magic: The Gathering will no longer be just a game. Instead, the game that has been around since 1993 will now be a movie.
According to 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 game, which remains enormously popular today was initially developed by Professor Richard Garfield and published by the Wizards of the Coast, Inc., an American publisher of games, primarily based on fantasy and science fiction themes.
In the game, players can engage in mortal combat to reduce their opponent’s scores with a combination of attacks and defenses that unleash spells, artifacts, and mystical creatures.
Simon Kinberg, the Fox based writer and producer will produce the adaptation.