Just when you thought that Hollywood may be running out of things to adapt for the big screen, along comes news like this.

'The Sims' was a revelation in the PC and video game world when it debuted in 2000, leading players in a life simulation where they could build their own worlds, characters and lives.

It has spawned multiple sequels and expanded its universe with every new title - and now it is set for a big screen adaptation.

LuckyChap, the production company co-run by Margot Robbie - and who have recently scored mammoth success with the likes of 'Barbie' and 'Saltburn' - are bringing the PC game to life, in a co-production with Roy Lee and Miri Yoon of Vertigo Entertainment.

The script will be written by Kate Herron and Briony Redman. Herron, who directed series 1 of Marvel's 'Loki', is also attached to direct. The game's publishers, EA (Electronic Arts) will also be involved in a "creative and producing capacity."

It seems somewhat bizarre on paper, but considering how LuckyChap brought 'Barbie' to life in such vivid colour, it could make for a very interesting screenplay - and perhaps a similar underlying commentary about freewill and taking control of our own destinies.

Producer Roy Lee has previously worked on adaptations of the Lego movies to great success, so we wait to see what 'The Sims' may offer with bated breath.