The Sims Coming to the Big Screen


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.