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Barbie’s Margot Robbie Is Working On A Sims Film


Margot Robbie waves while attending the 96th Annual Academy Awards ceremony on March 10 in Hollywood, California.

Photograph: Aliah Anderson (Getty Photos)

The sport-to-movie pipeline is seemingly in full swing, notably after the meteoric success of Nintendo’s 2023 animated comedy The Tremendous Mario Bros. Film. Now Margot Robbie, the star of Barbie (the one film to beat Mario on the international field workplace final 12 months), is ready to provide a movie adaption of Digital Arts’ massively in style franchise The Sims, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

As The Hollywood Reporter…reported…on March 20, The Sims is within the fingers of Robbie’s manufacturing firm LuckyChap Leisure, with Kate Herron (Loki, The Final of Us) slated to direct the undertaking. Herron may even co-write the screenplay alongside Briony Redman, an actress who’s starred in just a few British shorts and exhibits and likewise wrote the sixth episode of Physician Who’s newest season. The American movie and tv manufacturing firm Vertigo Leisure, which was not too long ago connected to 2023’s supernatural horror movie 5 Nights at Freddy’s and the black horror anthology sequence Them, will co-produce the undertaking subsequent to Robbie’s LuckyChap. EA, the writer of The Sims, will “be concerned in a inventive and producing capability,” based on THR.

There have been no casting bulletins made simply but, so whereas LuckyChap is producing the movie, it’s unclear if Robbie will really seem in it. Nonetheless, The Sims does make sense for LuckyChap. As The Hollywood Reporter famous, Barbie is only a toy that doesn’t have a rigidly established narrative. Slightly, kids who play with Barbie are free to create their very own narratives. Equally, The Sims is merely a life simulator that doesn’t have a lot of a longtime narrative both, liberating up gamers to create every kind of eventualities and ascribe every kind of meanings to the lives of their Sims. So, very similar to with the Barbie film, these concerned with the Sims movie ought to have loads of inventive freedom when it comes to how they interpret the video games for the massive display screen. So long as the characters communicate Simlish, the game’s made-up language, then we’re all good.

The Sims is a long-running sequence of life sim video games by EA-owned studio Maxis. The final recreation within the sequence, The Sims 4, launched in 2014 and has had a myriad of updates within the decade since, from infants being precise individuals and never objects to vitiligo pores and skin choices for you Sims. Maxis is presently engaged on The Sims 5 which, whereas nonetheless and not using a launch date, is trying to be a free-to-play recreation.