The best-selling “The Sims” computer game will soon be moving from the PC screen to the silver screen! Electronic Arts (EA) has sold the movie rights for the game to 20th Century Fox.
“The Sims” is one of EA’s biggest franchises and includes sequels and expansions such as “The Sims: House Party” and “The Sims: Vacation”. So well-received have these games been, that EA has managed to sell nearly 85 million copies since the original game debuted around seven years ago.
“The Sims” PC games puts players in charge of simulated people, helping them make friends, find satisfying jobs, and buy household items in order to stay happy.
The movie version of “The Sims’ will be a live-action one. Brian Lynch, who wrote and directed the movie Big Helium Dog, will be working on the screenplay of the movie. John Davis (Eragon, Norbit) and Steve Asbell will produce and oversee the project for Fox, while Rod Humble will represent EA.
As of now there are no details regarding the director and cast of the movie
According to Rod Humble, Sims Studio head, EA, “The Sims has done an interactive version of an old story, which is what it’s like to have inestimable power and how do you deal with it. Given that that’s an old story, you can envisage how easily that would translate to traditional storytelling.”
Stay tuned, for more details on The Sims movie are sure to surface soon. May be the movie will be called The Sims: The Movie! Let’s wait and see.