I'm going to say a phrase and then I want you to close your eyes and imagine what sort of movie that phrase would make. OK, ready? Here we go: "The Sims Movie."
Let it sink in for a bit. Are your eyes closed? Good. Now imagine a live-action 90-minute movie in which all the characters do is lounge around the house, take a few showers, pee a lot, cook food, call people, wash toilets, work out, buy furniture, pee some more, woo neighbors, put out fires, dance strangely, collect mail, pee once more, read a book, and then walk outside yelling Buuu-fwoobadooo-mWAH!
to anyone within earshot. Sound like fun? Well then Fox has a movie for you. (Oh, and I know you were cheating. You can't read movie blogs with your eyes closed!)
According to Variety
, 20th Century Fox has acquired the rights to The Sims
, and not only are they actually planning to make a movie out of it, but they've already hired a producer (John Davis
) to oversee and a screenwriter (Brian Lynch
) to translate all the floobadoo-fwahs into actual dialog. For those who choose to pay attention to such things (like me), John Davis produced movies like Norbit
, Fat Albert
and Garfield 2
. Yeah. Variety claims that Mr. Lynch was a writer on Scary Movie 3
, but the IMDb doesn't seem to agree with the trade paper on that point. (Then again, the Scary Movie
flicks have more writers than The New York Times
, so I imagine it's tough to keep track.)
So yeah. A Sims movie. We can't wait