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

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

Matthew Byrd

Feb 14, 2020

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

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

The documentary, titled Igniting the Spark, The Story of Magic: The Gathering, will cowl the “recreation’s historical past, explosive progress, and enduring recognition.” It will likely be co-directed by Brian Stillman (Plastic Galaxy: The Story of The Star Wars Toys) and Kelley Slagle (Of Cube and Males) who expressed their very own enthusiasm concerning this chance. 

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

Further specifics usually are not supplied concerning 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 recreation style as we all know it. That style not solely resulted in beloved bodily variations such because the phenomenally common Pokémon Buying and selling Card Recreation, however latest years have seen video video games produce vital CCGs corresponding to Blizzard’s Hearthstone. Magic: The Gathering even just lately acquired a PC recreation of its personal that’s significantly extra bold 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 energetic aggressive scene however has birthed a novel fandom who’ve passionately adopted the sport for years. The unbelievable recognition 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 is going to probably additionally debut on Netflix on a presently unknown launch date. We’ll replace you as we study extra about this challenge.

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