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The Sims Movie? Really?

The Sims 2Unless someone licenses the film rights to Pong or Tetris, I'd say that the upcoming movie based on The Sims coming from the people who brought us films (and I use the term loosely) such as Norbit, Eragon, and Scary Movie 3 is the most plotless movie we're bound to see in our lifetimes.  How can there be a movie about a game that has no story (not like that's stopped Hollywood before, but I digress)?  The whole point of The Sims games is to build up a little household and send the residents to work, on errands, or through painful torture sessions (oh, sure, like you've never trapped a Sim in a room without a toilet).  So what's the movie gonna be about?  Never mind that.  The question we should be asking is, "why is this movie being made"?  CHUD has the answer.

Rod Humble, head of the Sims Studio and the guy managing the property for Electronic Arts says: "'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," but the truth is that nobody involved gives a shit about the story aspect. It’s all about doing a Google search and seeing the hits, or looking at the sales figures of the games, or seeing what a poll of certain desirable demographics turns up.

So get ready for Sims movie tie-in games that star the film's characters (assuming it has unique characters, of course) and all of the other trappings that go with a summer movie.  Except for, you know, a plot.