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‘The Sims’ Movie Is In Development From ‘Loki’ Director

Capitalizing on the Video Game Series’ Enduring Fervor

The Sims were every millennial’s favorite 90s/early 2000s video game, where they could live out their voyeuristic fantasies like torturing other avatars or engaging in lascivious activities in the bushes. Now, capitalizing on its enduring fervor, Kate Herron is bringing a Sims movie to the big screen.

Who’s Behind It?

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the life simulation series has director Kate Herron (Loki, Sex Education) at its helm. She will pen the screenplay with writer Briony Redman (Doctor Who). 

Margot Robbie’s production company, LuckyChap, supported by Tom Ackerly, Josey McNamara, and Sophia Kerr, will co-produce alongside Roy Lee and Miri Yoon of Vertigo Entertainment and collaborate with Electronic Arts. Lee is best known for the Lego franchise, and LuckyChap has produced the mega-hits Barbie and Saltburn.

‘SimCity’ (1989) | Image Credit: Squakenet

History of The Sims

Just like the motivations for Sims characters doing unseemly things are shrouded in mystery, details about the film are yet to be revealed. However, the history of the game may provide some clues.

From the brainchild of game developer Will Wright came SimCity in 1989. Then, a little more than a decade later, The Sims was released in 2000. Undeniably one of the most popular video game series of all time, the franchise has boasted sales of over 200 million copies. Moreover, in the game, people choose avatars to do mundane tasks, like laundry. But for the more sadistic gamers, one can also take part in sex and murder, depending on one’s whims. Furthermore, the game has evolved over time, with settings and characters changing to offer more variety.

Final Thoughts

Part of Barbie’s marketing genius was keeping the plot under wraps and using a simple yet effective teaser trailer. So, it seems that The Sims’ adaptation will adopt the same strategy under Margot Robbie’s company’s direction.

With little to go off of, in the meantime, one can live out all their wildest dreams through the many Sims video game spin-offs.

Margot Robbie as Barbie| Image Credit: Warner Bros.

The Sims 4 (2014) Official Electronic Arts Trailer 

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