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"The Sims" Movie in Works with Margot Robbie Producing

Thu 21 Mar 2024 | 10:42 AM
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Margot Robbie
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A film adaptation of “The Sims” is in the works.

LuckyChap principals Margot Robbie, Josey McNamara, and Tom Ackerley will produce alongside Roy Lee for Vertigo Entertainment.

Kate Herron, who helmed “Loki", is set to direct the movie and co-write with Briony Redman.

“The Sims” is one of the best-selling video game franchises of all time, selling more than 200 million copies since its first entry in 2000.

The sandbox games from Electronic Arts allow users to control virtual “Sims,” fulfilling their needs and simulating their lives: going to work, finding love, and raising families.

“The Sims” is part of the larger “Sim” series, which began in 1989 with Will Wright’s “SimCity.”

There is no cast attached to the project yet.

LuckyChap saw massive success in 2023 with Warner Bros.’ “Barbie,” and also produced Prime Video’s “Saltburn”, and the Sundance favorite “My Old Ass” with Aubrey Plaza, which sold to Amazon MGM Studios for $15 million.

Development on “The Sims” project is still early, and CAA is shopping for the hot package.

LuckyChap’s principal trio were presented with the key to Warner Bros. in February, as part of a celebration of the company’s new multi-year, first-look film deal.

After grossing $1.45 billion globally, “Barbie” was the highest-grossing movie of 2023 as well as the biggest film in the studio’s 100-year history. 

The pic was nominated for eight Academy Awards, including best picture, the second such nod for LuckyChap.

However, the company has strong relationships all across town. 

On the TV side, LuckyChap is locked into a first-look deal with Amazon Studios and has produced series for Netflix (“Maid”) and Hulu (“Dollface,” “Mike”). 

Moreover, their next project “Naughty,” directed by Olivia Wilde, is set up at Universal.