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‘Game of Thrones’ writer to pen script for 'Magic: The Gathering' movie

"Magic: The Gathering" card back
Photo courtesy of Wizards of the Coast, used with permission.

No, George R.R. Martin won't be writing the official script to the upcoming Magic: The Gathering movie, however the writer from the popular HBO series Game of Thrones Bryan Cogman will be according to an article on Deadline.com June 12, 2014. It's important to note that there won't be just one movie, but an entire "series of films" with Simon Kinberg of X-Men: Days of Future Past as the franchise’s "creative steward."

EXCLUSIVE: It was inevitable that the writers and directors of HBO’s staggeringly good Game Of Thrones would begin taking over the fantasy realm in features. 20th Century Fox has set Bryan Cogman, a producer, story editor and writer on the HBO drama, to script a potential franchise movie out of the fantasy card game Magic The Gathering. It will be produced by Hasbro and Fox-based producer Simon Kinberg.

Game of Thrones is known for its gratuitous amounts of graphic violence and sex. While we suspect Hasbro and Wizards of the Coast would want the movies geared towards a broader PG audience in order to draw in more players, that might not be the exact case. A PG-13 rating, like the Lord of the Rings franchise, would allow Cogman more freedom and doesn't seem as unreasonable.

Imagine a R rated Magic: The Gathering movie for just a minute though: Everything we love about Game of Thrones, set in Magic's Multiverse. Of course, that wouldn't likely be the image Hasbro and Wizards of the Coast may want to convey - unless there was a very compelling story and reasons for doing so.

Readers, what do you think? Should the Magic: The Gathering movie show some flesh and blood like Game of Thrones or be toned down for younger crowds? Share your opinion with us in the comments below.