Spore to evolve into major motion picture

Twentieth Century Fox is behind the CGI movie, and Variety reports that "Ice Age" director Chris Wedge is splicing its genes.

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A branching out of the Spore universe is in keeping with EA's desire to extend the game into the kind of open-ended brand The Sims has become. Daniel Terdiman/CNET

The pseudo-Darwinian life simulator Spore has been pegged by publisher Electronic Arts to evolve from video game to full-blown cinematic feature film.

We've known the film was a possibility since last year, but now we hear that Twentieth Century Fox is behind the CGI movie, and Variety reports that "Ice Age" director Chris Wedge is splicing its genes. Greg Erb and Jason Oremland, who wrote Disney's upcoming "The Princess and the Frog" and the Ben Stiller pic "The Return of King Doug" at Paramount, will reportedly write the script. What's unclear is exactly how Will Wright 's schizophrenic sandbox game might translate to 90 minutes of family-friendly linear story-telling.

Read more of " Spore to evolve into major motion picture " at Crave UK.

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