20th Century Fox has today tapped an undisclosed number of lands to gather the collective Mana necessary to summon a Magic: The Gathering feature film. The Hollywood Reporter has the news, bringing word that the studio will adapt the popular Collectible Card Game (CCG) for the big screen. Simon Kinberg (X-Men: First Class) will provide the screenplay.
Launched in 1993 by Wizards of the Coast (now owned by Hasbro), “Magic: The Gathering” is set in a realm inhabited by Wizards known as Planeswalkers. Using five different colors of magic, players do battle with one another using customized card decks that contain creatures, spells, artifacts and other fantasy elements. The game was so popular in the 1990’s that it helped launch an immense wave of CCG popularity.
Stephen Davis, Brian Goldner and Greg Leeds will produce Magic: The Gathering with Josh Feldman and Aditya Sood serving as executive producers.