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'Game of Thrones' Scribe to Pen 'Magic: The Gathering' Movie

June 14, 2014 (1:49 am) GMT
20th Century Fox has hired Bryan Cogman in its plan to launch a full-scale movie based on the popular card game.

20th Century Fox's "" movie has tapped "" scribe Bryan Cogman to pen its script. Cogman is known as a producer, story editor as well as one of the few writers of the critically-acclaimed HBO series.

Plans to bring popular card game "Magic: The Gathering" to the big screen was announced early this year. "" franchise scribe Simon Kinberg was hired to produce, engineer and oversee the development of the movie series together with Hasbro execs, Brian Goldner and Stephen Davis, Wizards of the Coast CEO Greg Leeds as well as other execs.

Fox acquired the rights to the Wizards of the Coast game in January. The studio planned to launch a franchise by having the movie in the scale of "Harry Potter" and "Lord of the Rings" franchises.

Introduced in 1993, the collectible-trading-card-game movement involves cards with a variety of characters, spells and weapons that are used to fight opposing players.

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