Margot Robbie set to bring The Sims to the screen after Barbie success

Margot Robbie on potential 'Barbie' sequel

Source: AP Entertainment

After her box-office bonanza with a live-action interpretation of iconic doll Barbie, Margot Robbie is now set to bring popular video game The Sims to the big screen.

The news of the adaptation was first reported by Hollywood insider Jeff Sneider’s The InSneider newsletter and confirmed by Hollywood report on Thursday.

The movie is expected to be directed by Kate Herron, best known for guiding season one of the Marvel series Loki, with Robbie’s LuckyChap production company to produce.

It is not known if Robbie, who played the titular doll in Barbie, plans to act in the new project.

The Sims is a life simulation game that involves players navigating a virtual world by using an avatar that has changeable personality traits, skills, and relationships.

Avatars in The Sims go through everyday tasks like making dinner, decorating a home and going to virtual jobs. Players can even build a family.

First released in 2000, the game has evolved and expanded to feature elaborate settings, scenarios and characters.

LuckyChap, which Robbie runs with husband Tom Ackerly, Josey McNamara and Sophia Kerr, is emerging as a major player in Hollywood after the phenomenal success recent projects of Barbie and Saltburn.

Barbie generated more than $US1.45 billion ($2.2 billion) in global box office receipts and – while notably snubbed for major awards at the Oscars – received critical acclaim.

Back in Australia, Robbie won best lead actress in film and the trailblazer award in recognition of her work in front of the camera for Barbie and the success of LuckyChap.

Black comedy Saltburn recorded a global box office of $US21.1 million ($32 million) before becoming a firm favourite on streaming platform Amazon Prime.

Robbie is next set to star opposite Colin Farrell in A Big Bold Beautiful Journey, described as “an imaginative tale of two strangers and the unbelievable journey that connects them”.

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