I always wondered how they were going to go about making a 'Sims' movie it just seemed like a silly idea. 'The Nines' did a pretty good job of making a crazy whacked out type Sims movie, but it wasn't directly based off of Sims. So from what it sounds like the movie 'Sims' is going to much like the 80's flick 'Weird Science'. Producer John David explains to collider:
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?" Right? 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 of 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.
I wanna make a 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 goes into a bit more detail so make sure to go to the article and read it, if your interested. He does go on to say that one of the biggest directors ever wants to direct Sims, but he didn't give any names. Now this is a FOX film with jerk boy chairman Tom Rothman involved so I don't know what director would want to work on this movie at Fox right now. Either way it still really doesn't interest me. Are you a Sims person? If so what do you think about the movie?