Magic: The Gathering film coming from Fox

X-Men: Days Of Future Past writer Simon Kinberg developing Magic: The Gathering movie

Magic The GatheringFox is developing a Magic: The Gathering movie based on the fantasy card game, recruiting X-Men: Days Of Future Past and The Fantastic Four writer Simon Kinberg.

THR reports that the incredibly busy Kinberg, who is also committed to writing X-Men: Apocalypse, has been hired by Fox to develop the film of the Hasbro-owned game, acting as an “engineer” for the potential franchise, and claims that the studio have their sights set on a Harry Potter/Lord Of The Rings-sized series.

The game was originally created by Wizards Of The Coast in 1993, but is now part of Hasbro’s catalogue of games to be turned into mega-budget films.

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