Out of all the video games being adapted into movies, I have to admit, The Sims is one of the last ones I ever really expected to see get made. I mean, on the one hand, it is the most popular PC game franchise of all time, and has a huge crossover appeal to the female demographic. But on the other hand… it’s a strategy game about people living life, and there is little to no “story”. But that’s not stopping 20th Century Fox from setting up a feature film and slapping on The Sims name with the help of producers John Davis and Steve Asbell, and screenwriter Brian Lynch. I think one time on the Film Junk Podcast we may have joked about doing a movie based on The Sims, and it is somewhat laughable, but I think if they did it with a sort of self-referential Truman Show angle, it could be interesting. Unfortunately, it just wouldn’t be The Sims if the characters didn’t talk in gibberish, and they’re going to alienate the hardcore fans if they actually speak real words! A cast and director for the project are currently still TBA, more on this as it develops.