Wizards of the Coast's trading card game franchise Magic: The Gathering is set to get a live-action film adaptation, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Twentieth Century Fox reportedly finalized a deal to acquire the screen rights to the game from Hasbro with the intention of turning the property into a movie series.
Fox writer and producer Simon Kinberg is attached to the project and will work with Hasbro executives to oversee the movie series' development. Kinberg has worked as producer and screenwriter on Sherlock Holmes, X-Men: The Last Stand and producer on Elysium.
Wizards of the Coast president Greg Leeds and Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner will be involved in "production capacities," while Daniel Persitz will oversee to the project on behalf of Hasbro.
Created by Richard Garfield, Magic: The Gathering was released by Wizards of the Coast in 1993. The video game adaptation of the card trading game, Magic: The Gathering Online, rolled out to Windows PC in June 2002. Since then, numerous video games based on Magic: The Gathering have been released across various platforms, including Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Windows PC, iPad and Android tablets.