I think this is kinda cool.
Here is a quote from the Yahoo! Story:
Developer: Lionhead Studios
Release Date: 08/01/2005 Genre: Simulation
In Depth Look
By Adam Pavlacka, Special to Yahoo! Games
We've all watched a movie and said it: "I could do better." Well, now you can try and prove it. The latest creation from veteran designer Peter Molyneux serves double duty as both a sim-style empire building game and a movie-making creativity suite.
Players start the game with a simple studio and a single star. By managing the budget and producing films, you can slowly build your B-grade backlot into an empire big enough to rival Disney. Unlike other sim games, though, you do it all without menus, icons, or other such interface standards to take up precious screen space.
"I want you able to be playing this game within 5 minutes," said Molyneux in a recent demonstration. "We've put this game into the world. We've gotten rid of all the menus."
Instead of a traditional menu system, The Movies uses an intelligent display to show you the most relevant information at any given time. For example, if you want to see basic stats on one of your stars, simply highlight the character and a balloon will pop up with the details. If you need more details, keep the cursor on the character and the information tree will grow, adding more details until the entire screen is filled.
The have screenshot of the game, a trailer and other info.
Rather cool. Don't know if I would ever get that but its sounds nice. Its for the PC. Then again, if I can play out movies and show them to friends and family (or on the net) why not? Its release date is in august of 2005.