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Sunday, March 16, 2008

A Sims Movie?

Yes, you heard right. 20th Century Fox has acquired the feature rights to the game The Sims. I'm not joking. For those that don't know, The Sims is a life simulator game. Of course in real life you can't have a monkey butler, not yet of course.

Variety reported that not only will it be movie based on The Sims but it will also be live action. Seriously. The two guys that will be bringing you this masterpiece of cinema are John Davis and and Brian Lynch. No, you're thinking of David Lynch, the man who brought us Mulholland Dr. and Eraserhead. I'm talking about Brian Lynch, the man who brought us Scary Movie 3. And on the resume of the other half of this partnership? Remember Norbit? Of course you don't. But look it up if you dare, because he produced it.

So why in the name of everything that is holy would an idea to turn a sim game where the people don't even speak a recognizable language and have a diamond on their head even occur to someone? Well I'll tell you.

Sims Studio head Rod Humble says, "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," said Humble. "Given that that's an old story, you can imagine how easily that would translate to traditional story telling."

Really Rod? Easy? Okay, Bruce Almighty did exactly that plot. Infinite power and what you do with. But that movie was sort of funny. Jim Carrey gets Morgan Freeman's powers for a while. Haha. Even taking away the fact that video games turned movie do remarkable bad is the fact that we're talking about The Sims. A LIFE SIMULATOR. Now from the quote above it seems like the movie will be about the person that controls the sims. So basically what I'm thinking is that we're going to see a no name actor play The Sims on his computer for about two hours. I know I'd pay $10 to see my sister play The Sims.

The Variety Article and the Gamespot Article both originally ran about a year ago. During this year have the people involved come to their senses? Um, no. We are talking about Hollywood here. IMDb has the movie categorized in production.

So in the end we have a life simulator that will be simulated in real life in a movie. So if you've ever wanted to see a movie where the characters get up, go to work, come home, watch tv, go to bed, and occasionally get abducted by aliens then this just might be a movie for you. For the rest of us, I'll go and rent the Mario Brothers movie for $1.99 and we can all watch each other's brains explode.


Michael Aulia said...

If the movie is just showing people walk around and do their daily chores like in the game, I'll definitely won't watch it!! How boring can it be??

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