Magic: The Gathering Documentary in Production From The Toys That Made Us Studio


The Nacelle Company, the studio chargeable for the favored Netflix sequence The Toys That Made Us and The Movies That Made Us has introduced a partnership with Cavegirl Productions and X-Ray Films which is able to see them produce a documentary about Magic: The Gathering

“We’re honored to be producing this documentary, which is bound to introduce the enduring sport to a brand new viewers whereas on the identical time preserving its wealthy historical past,” stated Brian Volk-Weiss, CEO of The Nacelle Company by way of a press launch.

The documentary, titled Igniting the Spark, The Story of Magic: The Gathering, will cowl the “sport’s historical past, explosive development, and enduring reputation.” It might be co-directed by Brian Stillman (Plastic Galaxy: The Story of The Star Wars Toys) and Kelley Slagle (Of Dice and Men) who expressed their very own enthusiasm relating to this chance. 

Magic: The Gathering is a basic success story, a homegrown sport that got here from nowhere and achieved worldwide success. It’s introduced pleasure to thousands and thousands of individuals and alongside the best way fully remodeled the sport business. We can’t wait to inform this story,” says the co-directors.

Additional specifics should not offered relating to what, precisely, the documentary will cowl, however we think about {that a} sizeable chunk of its runtime might be dedicated to telling the story of how a mathematician named Richard Garfield basically created the collectible card sport style as we all know it. That style not solely resulted in beloved bodily variations such because the phenomenally common Pokémon Trading Card Game, however latest years have seen video video games produce important CCGs resembling Blizzard’s Hearthstone. Magic: The Gathering even lately bought a PC sport of its personal that’s significantly extra formidable than earlier digital diversifications of the title.  

The overwhelming success of Magic: The Gathering has not solely resulted in quite a few expansions for the sport and a nonetheless vigorous aggressive scene however has birthed a singular fandom who’ve passionately adopted the sport for years. The unbelievable reputation of the sequence has additionally impressed Netflix and the Russo brothers to supply an upcoming animated sequence primarily based on the title’s appreciable mythology. 

As for Igniting the Spark, The Story of Magic: The Gathering, it would possible additionally debut on Netflix on a presently unknown launch date. We’ll replace you as we be taught extra about this undertaking.

Matthew Byrd is a employees author for Den of Geek. He spends most of his days attempting to pitch deep-dive analytical items about Killer Klowns From Outer Space to an more and more perturbed sequence of editors. You can learn extra of his work right here or discover him on Twitter at @SilverTuna014

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