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Author Topic: "Magic: The Gathering" movie.  (Read 579 times)

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« on: January 14, 2014, 10:13:03 AM »
Wonder if this will fall flat on its face.  :rolleyes:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/fox-bring-magic-gathering-big-670529

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Fox to Bring 'Magic: The Gathering' to the Big Screen


Simon Kinberg will produce the adaptation and oversee the building of the "Magic" universe.

Magic: The Gathering is headed to the big screen.

20th Century Fox has closed a deal to acquire the screen rights to the hugely popular fantasy card game from Hasbro and will develop the property with an eye to launch a massive franchise on the scale of Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings.

The studio has enlisted Simon Kinberg, the Fox-based writer-producer who is also helping shepherd the X-Men and Fantastic Four universes at the studio, to produce the adaptation. Kinberg will also act as the franchise's engineer -- or supreme sorcerer, if you will -- overseeing the development of the movie series in concert with Hasbro execs.

Magic was introduced in 1993 by Wizards of the Coast, a company involved in the making of role-playing games that soon found itself at the forefront of the collectible-trading-card-game movement.

Magic involves cards with a host of wizards and creatures, weapons and spells that players use to defeat each other. Cards vary in strength, and some are rarer than others. (The rare ones also became hugely valuable.)

The game swept comic book shops and schools in the 1990s, and tournaments were organized. The popularity of the game is such that tournaments are now held worldwide.

Others companies followed Wizards of the Coast, which was bought by Hasbro in 1999, by acquiring licenses and creating card gamed based on properties such as Star Wars and Pokemon.

Execs Kira Goldberg and Ryan Jones were instrumental in the acquisition and will shepherd the films for Fox. Daniel Persitz will oversee for Hasbro.

Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner and Stephen Davis and Wizards of the Coast president Greg Leeds will act in production capacities. Aditya Sood and Josh Feldman, Kinberg's key execs at his Genre Films production shingle, will also act as executive producers on the movie.


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« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2014, 10:44:21 AM »
I hope it won't, most Magic settings are pretty damn cool.
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« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2014, 12:09:38 PM »
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I hope it won't, most Magic settings are pretty damn cool.


But they will probably go for generic fantasy in the first movie, just to be safe. Too bad, I'd love to see Mirrodin on the big screen.

I also note we're getting a MTG movie, yet there still hasn't been the obvious RPG adaptation.

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« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2014, 12:15:11 PM »
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But they will probably go for generic fantasy in the first movie, just to be safe. Too bad, I'd love to see Mirrodin on the big screen.

I also note we're getting a MTG movie, yet there still hasn't been the obvious RPG adaptation.


I suspect the film will be tied to the newest (by then) edition/expansion pack, so I'd be not so sure on the generic fantasy line. Especially seeing how popular realistic/dark fantasy is these days.
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« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2014, 12:34:47 PM »
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I suspect the film will be tied to the newest (by then) edition/expansion pack, so I'd be not so sure on the generic fantasy line. Especially seeing how popular realistic/dark fantasy is these days.


Given that the game is targetted at a wide age-range I'm not sure they would lean on the "darker" elements.

However, the main character(s) is/are highly likely to be planeswalkers, so maybe what we're really going to get for the first movie is a fantasy smorgasbord + whirlwind tour of a half-dozen planes, followed by more focused sequels?

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« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2014, 06:24:40 PM »
Fox making it so expect many changes to be made that wont make any sense just like with the X-men movies :)

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« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2014, 03:41:42 AM »
I suspect that nothing good will come from this.

Yet I will still watch it at some point.

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« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2014, 03:44:47 AM »
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Wonder if this will fall flat on its face.  :rolleyes:


99% of licensed properties are never turned into films. At least 90% of those that are turned into films suck.

And it doesn't really matter what the property is.
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« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2014, 06:02:08 AM »
So many amazing fantasy IPs entirely untapped, and they go for Magic: the Gathering?

Fuck Hollywood.

I once dreamed that there was a Dying Earth movie, and Terry Gilliam was directing, and Sir Christopher Lee (in his Hammer Horror years) played Mazirian. Now that would make me sit up and pay attention.
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« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2014, 06:37:15 AM »
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99% of licensed properties are never turned into films. At least 90% of those that are turned into films suck.

And it doesn't really matter what the property is.


This seems to be the case too for comic books.  Especially ones licensed from video games.

http://www.ign.com/articles/2010/06/25/why-videogame-comics-suck
http://en-gb.facebook.com/notes/dark-horse-comics/video-game-comics-dont-have-to-suck/10150090341514101

The World of Warcraft comic series from DC, was a boring generic "hero's journey" type of story.

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« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2014, 10:17:02 AM »
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So many fantastic fantasy IPs entirely untapped, and they go for Magic: the Gathering?

Fuck Hollywood.

I once dreamed that there was a Dying Earth movie, and Terry Gilliam was directing. Now that would make me sit up and pay attention.


Yeah, and why weren't Snow Crash or Neuromancer made into the movies they were obviously meant to be be back when they were relevant? I would have taken that over The Matrix.

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« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2014, 04:14:12 PM »
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Yeah, and why weren't Snow Crash or Neuromancer made into the movies they were obviously meant to be be back when they were relevant? I would have taken that over The Matrix.


because they fucked up with the movie version of Johnnie Mnemonic.

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« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2014, 12:38:01 PM »
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because they fucked up with the movie version of Johnnie Mnemonic.


Oh. Yeah. Forgot about that one. *sigh*

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« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2014, 01:11:57 PM »
Also a lot of cyberpunk is rather distopic and techno-phobic, where the general public are by and large technophiles, as well as the tech companies themselves.
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« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2014, 01:17:45 PM »
Hasbro has the HUB.  Why haven't they done cartoon series for Magic and D&D again?
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