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LuckyChap, Vertigo to Develop ‘The Sims’ Live-Action Feature

Kate Herron will direct and co-write the screenplay with Briony Redman; the project will adapt the beloved life simulation video game released in 2000, which offers ever-expanding content spanning over two decades.

This one wasn’t on the adaptation bingo board. Margot Robbie’s LuckyChap (Barbie, Saltburn) has teamed with Vertigo to develop a live-action feature adaptation of the iconic game The Sims, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Kate Herron (Loki) will direct and co-write the screenplay with Briony Redman (Doctor Who).

The Sims, first released in 2000, is a life simulation game that has spawned a beloved franchise with content across PC, console, mobile, and streaming platforms. In the game, players control characters called Sims, who have their own unique personality traits, skills, wishes, and life goals. Sims can climb the career ladder, start a family, or even die gruesome deaths (depending on the player’s mood).

The video game continues to grow through expansions, online content, and a thriving modding community. After four iterations, players eagerly await (and already heavily criticize) the upcoming Sims 5 game. With such a vocal fandom, hopefully the “Simmers” will accept the upcoming Hollywood project.

LuckyChap produces alongside Roy Lee (Late Night with the Devil) and Miri Yoon of Vertigo Entertainment. The game’s publisher Electronic Arts will also be involved in production as well as the creative process.

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