20th Century Fox has acquired the screen rights to adapt Magic: The Gathering, the collectible card game that has endured for 20 years to date, according to an exclusive report from Hollywood Reporter.
In hiring X-Men and Fantastic Four writer-producer Simon Kinberg, the studio hopes to turn the franchise into the next "massive franchise of the scale of Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings." Along with Hasbro executives, Kinberg will mold the franchise into something new and hopefully fantastical.
Now, if they do this, then they'd better do it right. Like they better have Serra Angels and Shivan Dragons, annoying Counterspells, and sorcerers planting Black Lotuses in their greenhouse to create instant mana. And none of that foil crap. And nothing from Fallen Empires, blehck!