20th Century Fox is turning The Sims into a live action film. Brian Lynch (Scary Movie 3) will write the script. No other details are known.
Rod Humble, head of Sims Studio, told Variety, "The Sims has done an interactive version of an old story, which is what it's like to have infinite power and how do you deal with it. Given that that's an old story, you can imagine how easily that would translate to traditional story telling."
That's right, you read correctly. The Sims, a game about absolutely nothing is now going to be made into a movie. From the sounds of it, a rip-off of Bruce Almighty. Nearly every video game license has been snatched up for movie form so it was only a matter of time before one of the most popular PC games of all time got the Hollywood treatment.
Video games have always made great movies. From Mario Brothers to Mortal Kombat to Whatever the hell that movie was about the scary town and the lost girl that made no fucking sense, they've all been classics. It's perfectly plausible for Hollywood to make a move about a game where goals include not crapping on yourself and building the perfect living room.
This completely ignorant movie choice leads the path to what could be a great awakening in cinema. Now that Hollywood has made sequels to every dead franchise and has remade every movie ever made, then made sequels to those remakes... It's time for a new era!
I can see it now: "Coming soon to a theatre near you... George Clooney in Tetris the Movie"
Let's not forget the gut-bustin', side splittin' comedy adventure, Pong!
And of course, the sequel to The Sims, SimCity!
Call me when Animal Crossing gets a movie. In the meantime, someone, somewhere please go to Hollywood and write an original movie that's good. Please? Hurry before The Sims Livin' Large Expansion Pack The Movie hits my screens.