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Rumor: Universal planning another Doom movie

Thursday, 10th March 2011 02:45 GMT By Nathan Grayson

Well, you asked for it.

Wait, no you didn’t.

What’s Playing is rumoring that Universal’s decided to have another go at id Software’s Doom franchise. If you’ll remember, the original film starred Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and terribleness.

Apparently, however, its DVD sales weren’t half-bad (maybe they sold it in the comedy section), so here we are. At the moment, Universal’s hoping to scare up a script for a complete franchise reboot. In other words, that first movie? Never happened.

Unsurprisingly, 3D’s one of the buzzwords swarming around the project, which seems to be pretty much a given with big-budget action flicks these days.

We’ll touch bases with Bethesda to see if this is true. And we’ll also touch bases with our deities of choice to pray that it’s not.

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9 Comments

  1. ManBearPig

    god have mercy

    #1 3 years ago
  2. CyberpunkCentral

    This is DOOM to fail.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. unacomn

    I kinda liked the Doom movie, especially the FPS part. Considering it was based on a game with no characters or story, it came out better than let’s say, House of the Dead and Postal.
    It was absolutely better than the Doom comic book.

    But hopefully the next movie will appeal more to Doom fans out there, by telling the story of John Stalvern, and sticking to the source material like glue.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Freek

    It needs to be a silly grindhouse style movie. Lots of gore and swearing.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Deacon

    They completely fucked Doom when they chose to have a HUMAN as the final bad guy. Complete wank.

    The FPS section was a gimmick that failed miserably.

    It’s certainly a worthy IP though, so I believe SOMEBODY out there has the ability to make a decent movie version.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Schindet Nemo

    @3

    The Doom franchise may not be the most innovative storywise, but the little plot it had Hollywood butchered.
    They turned a story about an experiment gone wrong and opening a gate into hell itelf into a generic Virus pandemic flick to “not offend Christians”.
    I feaking hate it when source material gets altered to maximise profit.The results are always god awful nad do nothing but piss off fans, who are – or should be – the target audience to begin with.

    Just Imagine a Duke Nukem movie where Duke is turned into a pink polo shirt wearing politically correct sissy to not offend feminists.
    Or even worse an Uncharted movie starring Mark Wahlberg as Nathan Drake.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. deathgaze

    @6:

    While I agree that the first movie was a steaming pile of cow dung, I have to disagree that the source material shouldn’t be altered. In the Uncharted post, I made the point that what makes a good movie doesn’t always make a good game and that gamers rarely know what makes a good movie.

    The problem comes in when the creators of movies like “Doom” or “Super Mario Brothers” don’t really understand the source material. It’s almost as if they read through some Cliff’s Notes and wrote the script based on that. When a director really ‘gets’ the source material in movies like “Silent Hill”, you begin to see the IP shine through. When the director doesn’t, we get movies like “Doom”.

    If Universal’s intent is to do a “mulligan” with the “Doom” movie, my hat’s off to them. After the sour performance of the first, they have more balls than I would in their position. Perhaps we might even get a decent “Doom” movie out of the deal.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Blerk

    /o\

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Epic Fool

    They should base it on the first 2 games, just have guy running around shooting demons for 1.5 hour, never talking to anyone, never saying a word…

    #9 3 years ago

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