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The Sims: The Movie. This is Really Happening.

Please, everyone involved, I have so many other ways to spend your money.

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Like many of you, when I heard that someone was making a movie based on The Sims franchise, I immediately thought how great that series would lend itself to the big screen. No wait. Actually, that was any property other than The Sims would lend itself well. I mean, really, it's like trying to make a movie out of Photoshop. Hey! That's a popular name, huh? Photoshop! Let's do it.

Call me jaded, but I actually have a screenplay sitting on my desk at home that has a plot and characters that interact in a language that doesn't sound like my mother making cooing noises to the dog. Give me your money! OK. Deep breath. It looks like there is an actual plot developing for The Sims: The Movie. License to Drive producer, John Davis, gave an interview with collider.com and sheds some light on his current project. Just a warning, this is copied from the source, so I bear no responsibility if you find it completely unintelligible.

"...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. "

Davis goes on to say that there will "definitely...be somebody coming out of the game into the real world..." and that the villain will "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..."

Shhhhhhhh...Eh..Eh..Shhhhhh. Don't talk. Don't ruin the moment. John, you had me at The Sims.

GAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

Thanks to Joystiq for the find. Vinny Caravella on Google+
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Posted by Vinny
Box Office Gold!
Like many of you, when I heard that someone was making a movie based on The Sims franchise, I immediately thought how great that series would lend itself to the big screen. No wait. Actually, that was any property other than The Sims would lend itself well. I mean, really, it's like trying to make a movie out of Photoshop. Hey! That's a popular name, huh? Photoshop! Let's do it.

Call me jaded, but I actually have a screenplay sitting on my desk at home that has a plot and characters that interact in a language that doesn't sound like my mother making cooing noises to the dog. Give me your money! OK. Deep breath. It looks like there is an actual plot developing for The Sims: The Movie. License to Drive producer, John Davis, gave an interview with collider.com and sheds some light on his current project. Just a warning, this is copied from the source, so I bear no responsibility if you find it completely unintelligible.

"...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. "

Davis goes on to say that there will "definitely...be somebody coming out of the game into the real world..." and that the villain will "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..."

Shhhhhhhh...Eh..Eh..Shhhhhh. Don't talk. Don't ruin the moment. John, you had me at The Sims.

GAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

Thanks to Joystiq for the find.
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Posted by LordAndrew

"forever screwed..."

Yeah, that's an apt description.

Posted by drac96

This is the most ridiculous thing I've read all day!

Posted by MasterSplinter

So it's a movie about people playing a life simulation game, playing a life simulation game? ... wait wtf?

Posted by FuzzyFace56

Hollywood has really lost it....

Posted by calf_exercises

yay for stupid people who like money

Posted by fpsDoug

Reminds me of that video, World of World of Warcraft, the game where you play as someone who is playing World of Warcraft.

Posted by OzzerOzby
Posted by RobDaFunk

totally insane, of all the games to bring to the BIG Screen.........

.....this DEFINATELY ain't one of 'em.

Posted by HumanityPlague

It might work.  If in a theater that held 200 people, you give each of them 200 keyboards, and majority action over each thing you do within a 2 hour time, governs whatever happens on the screen.

Wow, that's the most pretentious thing ever.

Posted by welly

hmmm...this is like basing a movie on basing a movie on writing a movie.....!?

Posted by albedos_shadow

That quote just made, like, my entire year.

Posted by roofy

i wish vinny would make more posts like this

Posted by JRSPipBoy2008

only it's we who are "forever screwed ...."

Posted by deaux

What's you screenplay about, Vinny?  It's Dragon Ballz isn't it?

Posted by StaticFalconar

OMG, this better go straight to DVD or something. I would be embarrassed to start seeing even the trailer for this 'movie'.

Posted by BinaryDragon

"GAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! "

...I concur

Posted by Lies

Oh lord help us!

Posted by Crono

I hope they have some blurred bathroom scenes... ok that sounds weird.

Posted by Media_Master

Worst game movie I've heard yet

Posted by Win

Wow, Ive seen saturday morning cartoons with better storylines. Hell this sounds like something out of a reallyyyy shitty episode of GooseBumps.

Posted by Torb

Does Uwe Boll have a friend?

Posted by OneManFreakShow

You know what I would pay to see? A SimCity movie.

No, really. Think of the possibilities. It could be a political satire where a disgruntled mayor learns he can control everything in his city: Weather, people, etc. That's a good plot. This, though? Awful.

Posted by McPlated

High five time at the local theater

Posted by Aaron_G

I don't see how there would be a story or a plot or anything. 

Posted by Aaron_G

I don't see how there would be a story or a plot or anything. 

Posted by VegaDemonLord
License to Drive was AMAZING.


GOOOOOO COREYS!
Posted by r3b3lr0b0t

At least there won't be a billion expansion packs...

Posted by RHCPfan24

Interesting.  That is not a good idea.  

Anyway, nice to see Vinny post on the site.
Posted by CleverLoginName

Life simulation in real life? Oooh meta.

Posted by Lokirth

That hurt my brain to read.

Why, God, why is this happening?

Evidently, the answer is that there is no God.

What kind of deity would allow this movie to be made?

Posted by Superchris129

If I had the Sims Infinity Pack, could I fill my room with naked cheerleaders?

Posted by DeepSpace9MM

So it's gonna be The Last Action Hero, only with more people dying in fires because you forgot to buy a fire extinguisher?

SOLD!

Posted by Willy105

I don't understand. Of all the great games to turn into movies, like Earthbound, The Force Unleashed, Banjo-Kazooie, the choose a game that doesn't even have a storyline!

Why!?!

Posted by RagingLion

"hmmm...this is like basing a movie on basing a movie on writing a movie.....!?"

Which is interesting because you've basically summed up the plot of 'Adaptation' right there, which was actually an awesome film imo.  Don't worry though, I'm not suggesting for an instant that the Sims: the movie is going to be able to pull the same thing off.  You're right Vinny ... you might as well choose to make a film based on Photoshop.

Posted by keyhunter

can't wait to see this...

Posted by Hef

He must have a big pair to pitch that movie with a straight face. I'd probably laugh no matter how many times I'd pitch it.

Posted by ZombieHunterOG

Oh my god 

the world really is ending ! 
Posted by Gamer_152

I think I heard something about a Sims movie way back but for it to have come this far is slightly scary. All we need now is 257 instances of the EA logo in there and Uwe Boll as director and we'll have the perfect video game movie.

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Posted by Bulldog19892

Genius!!! Maybe they'll make a movie out of World of Warcraft too!! ......

Posted by Irishjohn

When you read that quote... it genuinely blows my mind that people listen to these ideas and say 'Yes, we want to make this movie.'

Posted by Bad_JuJu

This can ONLY work if the movie is rated R, has ALOT of T&A and is released direct to video.  But it won't, so it won't.

Posted by Leon31

How is this even possible? This shouldn't be happening.

Posted by borgmaster

so...Jumunji plus Sims and minus anything actually good?

Posted by zoozilla

Ladies and gentlemen, submit all your scripts to Hollywood at this very moment.  75% of those scripts will actually go through production and release as a feature-length film.

Or at least, that's what I got out of this article.

Posted by Gizmo

Get Uwe Boll to direct it, now that could possibly be so bad it would be awesome.

Posted by Postureduck

This gives me hope for Roman Polanski's long-shelved Kaboom! adaptation.

Posted by xionpunk
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Posted by Anderson

I thought there were already a series of movies made based on the concept: The Matrix, Matrix: Revelations, Matrix: Revolutions

Posted by Kraznor

This sounds kind of like the premise behind "Last Action Hero", or maybe one of those "the holo-deck is broken" episodes in Star Trek.  A villain coming out of the game into the real world to cause havoc?

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