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Game of Thrones writer Bryan Cogman takes on Magic: The Gathering

06.12.2014

Back in January we told you that 20th Century Fox was developing a feature film adaptation of the popular game MAGIC: THE GATHERING; the same game I tried to wrap my head around for most of my middle school years. Now the studio has found a writer with lots of fantasy experience, GAME OF THRONES writer/producer Bryan Cogman.

The studio hopes this will kick start a franchise (obviously) and certainly want to do it justice by hiring Cogman to scribe and X-MEN writer/producer Simon Kinberg to produce the potential blockbuster. If you watch GAME OF THRONES (of course you do) then you may not recognize Cogman as showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss write almost every episode with, Cogman writing at least one episode a season.

Launched in 1993, 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, I still know people who play it to this day. I gave it a go as I mentioned, but it wasn't for me. The art I must say is pretty amazing though; it definitely has the ingredients for a feature adaptation. There are no plot details for Magic yet, but if you played the game, how do you feel about this move to the big screen?

Source: Deadline

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3:58PM on 06/13/2014
Definitely be into this. Was a huge fan of thevgame in the 90s and would probably still play if I had the time. Just hope they dont screw it up. It would have huge potential but seems like one of those properties hollywood uses to make a quick buck but this coukd make huge money if done on an epic scale like star wars or lotr
Definitely be into this. Was a huge fan of thevgame in the 90s and would probably still play if I had the time. Just hope they dont screw it up. It would have huge potential but seems like one of those properties hollywood uses to make a quick buck but this coukd make huge money if done on an epic scale like star wars or lotr
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3:21PM on 06/13/2014

Books guys

I've been playing Magic since 96', still a huge fan. Yes it's a card game, but there is a very deep story behind the card game. If anyone is interested, I would recommend checking out the multitude of publications that tell the story behind the game.
I've been playing Magic since 96', still a huge fan. Yes it's a card game, but there is a very deep story behind the card game. If anyone is interested, I would recommend checking out the multitude of publications that tell the story behind the game.
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9:59AM on 06/13/2014
Played the game as a kid, but the move-to-film makes absolutely no sense. Seriously, a card game does not equate to a fucking movie!!
Played the game as a kid, but the move-to-film makes absolutely no sense. Seriously, a card game does not equate to a fucking movie!!
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10:05PM on 06/12/2014
Magic: The Gathering. Otherwise known as A Game of Nerds.
Magic: The Gathering. Otherwise known as A Game of Nerds.
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9:43PM on 06/12/2014
I'm not familiar with Magic: The Gathering but let's just hope the movie won't be like that horrendous Dungeons & Dragons movie. Even Jeremy Irons couldn't save it.
I'm not familiar with Magic: The Gathering but let's just hope the movie won't be like that horrendous Dungeons & Dragons movie. Even Jeremy Irons couldn't save it.
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