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A Sims Live Action Film Is Reportedly In The Works With The Barbie Producers On Board

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A live action movie based on the iconic The Sims franchise is reportedly in production and is coming from a lot of the folks that made Barbie a success.

The apparent news was broken by industry insider Jeff Sneider and picked up by DiscussingFilm. Sneider claims that the movie is in development at LuckyChap, the same production company run in part by Margot Robbie and that produced the global phenomenon Barbie film as well as Saltburn. Roy Lee and Miri Yoon of Vertigo Entertainment are also attached, with Lee having co-produced The LEGO Movie back in 2014.

It’s also said that Kate Herron, director of the first season of the Loki TV show, will direct the Sims film and that EA, the franchise’s publisher, will also be involved in some capacity.

It’s an appropriate time to be thinking about launching a Sims movie, with The Sims 5 (codenamed Project Rene) still incoming. EA confirmed last year that the sequel will be a “free to download” title without the need for an upfront purchase or any other subscription tactics, similar to the current version of The Sims 4.

“Project Rene will be Free to Download,” it revealed. “This means that when Project Rene is ready and fully open to players, you will be able to join, play and explore it without a subscription, core game purchase or energy mechanics. We want playing to be super easy for you to invite or join friends and experience new features, stories and challenges. ”

Further explaining how it’ll work, EA’s announcement reveals that Project Rene will grow over time with regular updates to the core game and new content and packs made available to purchase – much like The Sims 4 now. It’s also explained that the barriers to play will be lowered when it comes to new features in content packs, with the example used that while an update might introduce a paid pack featuring winter sports and activities, the actual addition of weather effects to the game could be made free for everyone.