In response to sources near WGTC – the identical ones who informed us Disney is growing a live-action Robin Hood remake and Han is returning to the Quick & Livid sequence – Netflix is busy engaged on a movie based mostly on the favored buying and selling card recreation Magic: The Gathering, and so they’re Angelina Jolie to guide the challenge as Liliana Vess.
Greater than only a card, Liliana is a ‘human planeswalker’ – one of the crucial highly effective beings within the universe in line with Magic: The Gathering lore – in addition to a grasp necromancer. Her story has been completely explored in Warfare of the Spark: Forsaken as properly, a novel based mostly on the sport written by Greg Weisman, which Netflix will seemingly be utilizing because the blueprint for their very own adaptation.
Although she’s not locked in simply but and there are different actresses being eyed, too, Jolie appears a fairly good casting alternative for Liliana. Not solely as a result of she’s a seasoned actress, but in addition as a result of she has prior expertise working with recreation variations. In 2001, she starred because the badass archaeologist and online game icon Lara Croft in Tomb Raider, which was – and stays – one of the crucial commercially profitable online game variations of all time.
Contemplating the latest successes of different video game-inspired motion pictures like Detective Pikachu and Sonic the Hedgehog, now looks as if the proper time for Netflix to get in on the enjoyable. And with over 35 million gamers worldwide, Magic: The Gathering actually has a big following that may doubtlessly be concerned about seeing their favourite playing cards seem on the massive display.
In fact, apart from this life-action challenge, Netflix can also be reportedly trying to adapt Magic: The Gathering into an animated miniseries which, given their observe document with reveals like Castlevania, appears promising as properly. The two tasks received’t be associated, we’re informed, however the Russo brothers, who’re producing the sequence, might be concerned within the function movie as properly, from what we perceive.
Inform us, although, who would you prefer to see play Liliana Vess? Is Jolie your best choice? As at all times, drop a remark down beneath together with your ideas.