Davis On Sims, Predator, Jason

Producer John Davis talked with Collider today and gave updates on various projects he’s involved with:

Predator 3: He’d love to “restart the Predator franchise” but “we’d have to come up with a really good script and a really great angle on it”. What about the AVP franchise? “I think we’ve logically done what we could’ve done with the two AVP movies. But I think there’s something to go back to with Predator.”

The Sims: How are they going to translate the practically un-filmable video game into a feature-length movie?

“The Sims, as you know, you can control your imaginary world, right? And our movie, a young man, a 16 year old kid of a 14 year old kid and his friend get their hands on this thing called the Sims Infinity Pack, right, which kind of this very strange video game store which was there just for that moment, and seemingly wasn’t all that.

But what they realize is that they can scan their world in, because this is the most life like, real Sims game ever. And as they are playing this they are all of a sudden realizing is what they are playing on the game is having an effect on the real world. So in effect, through the game, they are able to control their world. It’s wish fulfillment, and obviously it turns against them.”

There will also be somebody coming out of the game into the real world. The tone will be “Amblin-esque, really fun adventure movie” and the protagonists will be around 15-years-old.

Jason and the Argonauts: “Zack Penn’s writing it. A lot of huge directors have been knocking at our door, including one of the biggest ever.” He refused to say who that was.

The story will deal with a realistic version of Jason – “a doubter in a world were everybody believes in the gods influencing our world”. Ultimately he “starts to become a believer, but very slowly because he can’t explain all this stuff”.