‘Magic: The Gathering: The Movie’
20th Century Fox has bought the rights to Magic: The Gathering, probably the only fantasy-based card game addictive and sprawling enough to get grown folks to happily spend all their money and live in their parents’ basements forever, cultivating unbeatable decks and alienating non-Magic-playing friends. (You know who you are, buddy.) The plan is to “develop the property with an eye to launch a massive franchise on the scale of Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings,” but hopefully that doesn’t negate the possibility of this being a series about people playing the game in local comic book shops. Dungeons & Dragons is already getting a big CGI-fest of a movie, guys. Do Magic the right way.
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