In one of the strangest moves to the silver screen, the rights to the creature/society-maker Spore have been optioned and purchased by Twentieth Century Fox for film adaptation. Working with Electronic Arts, the game’s publisher, Fox plans on making Will Wright’s latest god-game into an animated feature, directed by Chris Wedge (Ice Age, Robots.) The current draft of the script is in the works with writing team Greg Erb and Jason Oremland (The Princess and the Frog, The Return of King Doug,) and will be produced by Blue Sky Studios.
“I’m always looking for unique worlds to go to in animation,” Wedge said. “From every perspective — visually, thematically and comedically — the world of Spore provides the potential to put something truly original on the screen.”
“With more than 100 million unique creatures uploaded to our website, it’s clear that people are passionate about the game, and it will be exciting to offer a powerful medium like film in order to expand their experience with Spore,” said Vice President of Maxis Entertainment of Lucy Bradshaw.
It’s difficult to predict how the nonlinear (and some would say nonexistent) plotline to the game will translate to screen, but if you have any ideas, make sure to list them for EA to see in the comments below. This isn’t the only film they are making, after all, Dante’s Inferno, Army of Two, The Sims, and Mass Effect are also on the production block.