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"The Sims" Movie Details Revealed

Posted: September 22nd, 2008 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
"The Sims" Movie Details RevealedSubmit Comment
Collider got the chance to speak to producer John Davis, who revealed that he is currently working on a big screen adaptation of "The Sims" video game. And he already has some ideas for it.

"The Sims, 65 million units have been sold, the most successful video game ever," said Davis. "And Tom Rothman, the Chairman of Fox said to me, 'How are you going to take this incredible piece of IP and make it into a movie?' Because most games aren't movies, so this is the way I did it: The Sims, as you know, you can control your imaginary world, right? And our movie, a young man, a 16 year old kid or a 14 year old kid and his friend get their hands on this thing called the Sims Infinity Pack, right, which kind of this very strange video game store which was there just for that moment, and seemingly wasn't all that. But what they realize is that they can scan their world in, because this is the most life like, real Sims game ever. And as they are playing this they are all of a sudden realizing is what they are playing on the game is having an effect on the real world. So in effect, through the game, they are able to control their world. It's wish fulfillment, and obviously it turns against them."

He added that the movie will be a bit like "Weird Science." "There will be somebody coming out of the game into the real world, like 'Weird Science' did," said Davis.

He continued: "I wanna make an Amblin-esque, really fun adventure movie, because I think the third act is great, because obviously there is a nemesis, and the nemesis gets his hands on the game in the third act and he's now set up this incredible obstacle course of incredible things that you can only do through your Sims game that our heroes have to go through before the game becomes permanent and they're forever screwed, and they have got to defeat that nemesis. So it's got some big great fun, adventure set pieces, and whatever their imagination is creates the world."

He also mentioned that the script is currently in the works.

Does this sound interesting to anyone, or will this be a disaster like most other video game movies?

Source: Collider


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Movie Prodigy writes:
on September 22nd, 2008 at 3:41:51 PM

Are you serious?
Black_Jack writes:
on September 22nd, 2008 at 8:43:34 PM

Ummmm......what? A sims MOVIE?!?! No thanks.
Sinestro writes:
on September 23rd, 2008 at 10:44:36 PM

What a sh*tty premise.
timbo writes:
on October 11th, 2008 at 10:00:05 PM

i really really want to star in this movie dead for real i love the sims and played enough sim games and when i heard it was like weird science i have to star in it
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