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Fox Developing a 'Magic: the Gathering' Movie

20th Century Fox have the set up the fantasy movie "Magic: the Gathering," which will be based on the popular card series, after acquiring the rights from Hasbro.

"X-Men" scribe Simon Kinberg will produce and help develop the project.

Introduced in 1993 by Wizards of the Coast with similarities to "Dungeons & Dragons," "Magic: The Gathering" involved cards that featured a variety of characters, spells and weapons which could be used to defeat opposing players. Throughout the '90s and beyond, the game spawned tournaments and drew devoted fans among tweens, teens and young adults.

Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner and Stephen Davis and Wizards of the Coast CEO Greg Leeds will oversee and exec produce. Aditya Sood and Josh Feldman will also exec produce.

The Hollywood Reporter broke the news.

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