Variety says 20th Century Fox has acquired feature rights to the life simulation computer game "The Sims" from Electronic Arts, and has set project up with Fox-based John Davis.
The five-year-old franchise is the best selling PC game in history, with worldwide sales topping 85 million, bringing in over $1.6 billion. The movie will be live-action.
Steve Asbell is overseeing the project for Fox with "Sims" Studio head Rod Humble managing the creative property for Electronic Arts. Brian Lynch will write the script; the story is under wraps with talent yet to be named.