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20th Century Fox Scores Rights to  Sims  Film

20th Century Fox Scores Rights to Sims Film

May 25, 2007 | By Brandon Boyer




According to a new report, Electronic Arts' best-selling franchise The Sims will be getting a live action film treatment from 20th Century Fox, with Eragon and Norbit producer John Davis at the helm.

Variety's website is reporting that the Fox has picked up the feature rights to Will Wright's massive hit franchise, and will be producing the live action film under producer Davis and screenwriter Brian Lynch.

Lynch has previously scripted his own feature length film, Big Helium Dog, which has yet to see release, and was the writer for the Spike:Asylum series of comic books based on Buffy the Vampire Slayer spinoff TV series Angel.

Electronic Arts' Sims studio head Rod Humble is said to be managing the conversion. He told Variety, "
The Sims has done an interactive version of an old story, which is what it's like to have infinite power and how do you deal with it. Given that that's an old story, you can imagine how easily that would translate to traditional story telling."

Nothing further of the film has yet been announced, including plot details or any proposed cast.


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