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The Sims coming to the big screen, logic be damned!

Justin McElroy

You know what's really popular? Tax season. It seems like every year, tax fever sweeps across the nation and people just can't get enough of doing their taxes. But you know, they've never made a movie about taxes. Do you know why? Because it would be eyeball murder. Now, could somebody please pass the lesson along to 20th Century Fox? They've just picked up the movie rights to The Sims.

Now, is this just a crass ploy to get up in the Matchbox 20 money that The Sims series pulls down? No, not according to Sims Studio head Rod Humble. He says it's all about the story. "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," he said. "Given that that's an old story, you can imagine how easily that would translate to traditional story telling." Gross, now we've got synergy all over our keyboard.

Oh, lest we forget the best part, a guy who helped write Scary Movie 3 is writing the screenplay. So, yeah, enjoy. We're going to go kiss Uwe Boll on the mouth.

[Via Arrogantics]

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