Friday, May 25, 2007

'Great' Ideas

It's entirely possible that history will prove me wrong—as it so often does—but, for my money, adapting He-Man and The Sims into live-action motion pictures may be the worst ideas I've heard in years.

He-Man is bad because, well, we've already seen what a He-Man movie would look like. And even if you added state-of-the-art effects and someone less ridiculous than Dolph Lundgren, you've still got a dude in a thong announcing that he's got the Power of Greyskull.

The Sims, jeez, I'm not even sure where to start. It's a videogame where you micro-manage people's lives. Make 'em eat, go to work, date, buy furniture, etc. That just screams to be a movie. "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," said Sims studio head Rod Humble in today's Variety. So, basically, we're in for another Bruce Almighty, with even less of it's mediocre charms.

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