Fox planning adaptation of Magic: The Gathering

Simon Kinberg to produce and develop the fantasy card game

That sound you hear is the collective "squee" of the fantasy gaming community, as Heat Vision is reporting that Fox has struck a deal with Hasbro to bring cult card game Magic: The Gathering to the big screen.

Soon to celebrate its 20th year of publication, Magic allows the player to take part in a wizarding battle between sorcerers known as "Planeswalkers", using various spells, artefacts and creatures to defeat their opponents.

Fox has earmarked Simon Kinberg to develop the property into a movie franchise, with the goal of creating a sprawling universe, around which several films will be built.

Kinberg will also produce said films, in this latest example of his new first-look deal at the studio, signed towards the end of last year.

With Duncan Jones' Warcraft also on the horizon, it looks like a good time to be a fantasy fan. Now, where did we put that cloak...

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