3D Doom movie is on the way, might actually be based on the game this time

Doom fans probably still have sour memories over the 2005 film adaptation of the classic FPS. After netting a lot of criticism and grossing less money than the movie cost to produce, it did nothing but add to the list of failed video game-based movies.

Above: 2005's Doom movie was, in a word, terribad

Despite all that, Universal has decided to take another stab at recreating the lore and intensity of Doom on the big screen. Reports also say it'll be in 3D, so that should put some more asses in sea... oh what's that? Every movie is 3D now? Oh. Well then who knows what the draw here will be.

When the first Doom movie released in 2005, people behind the project said they knew movies based on video games had a dubious reputation, and promised their film would be different.

It wasn't. In fact, aside from a lot of gore and violence it barely had a connection to the game at all. It was a completely detached experience. The only reason to see it was Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, back when he was still arguably cool. You know, in a world before "Tooth Fairy."

Above: The Doom movie's stupid/awesome/stupid again first-person segment. Yes this was in theaters

No word yet if The Rock will be in the new version. I would assume it's going to be an entirely new cast and a completely different storyline - one that actually makes it feel like the filmmakers played the damn game is based on.

Well, we can at least hope.

[Source: What's Playing]

Mar 9, 2011


  • Spybreak8 - March 12, 2011 5:54 a.m.

    I saw the Doom movie with a bunch of friends at the Imax theater and it was awesome. I watched it again later on on TV and I was like wow, is this the same movie!? hah
  • reveffect - March 12, 2011 2:17 a.m.

    Yup same here. I thought the movie was ok though I was pissed that they didn't follow the story from the game. Hell they were mostly drawing from elements from Doom 3 and that game had a very simple story just like the first 2 and they still screwed it up. The best part was the first person shooter section but I will admit there were a few moments that were kinda dumb and it wasn't as fast paced and action packed as it can be in the game. There was so much more they could have done with it but my favorite part of that section is when he went up against the demon dog (cant remember the name) because it was a very visceral close quarters engagement and I like those especially in first person. Actually the movie probably would have been ten times better if it was all in first person but then it would just be like final fantasy 13 (get the joke there because for a good chunk of the beginning you spend a lot of time watching cut scenes) or cloverfield.
  • Hyawatta - March 10, 2011 8:20 p.m.

    I liked the Doom movie too, and I saw it multiple times. The First Person Shooter section was my favorite part. I remember rewinding and watching that part over and over again.
  • Sy87 - March 10, 2011 4:18 a.m.

    I kinda like the Doom(2005) movie I mean it wasn't great but wasn't that bad to me. Then again I was drunk anyway they should get directors that play games to direct movies about games. Stone Cold should be the hero. The hero is a badass so who else to play a badass.
  • ShaneCedt - March 10, 2011 12:23 a.m.

    Doom storyline: UAC corporation bad. Hell invades. Hero fights demons.
  • phantomfatale - March 9, 2011 11:51 p.m.

    I think the major problem with video games that go movie is that most producers or screenwriters or whoever gets into it doesn't have the passion or the knowledge behind the video game, they're simply looking after the money, and they try to make it better. when it comes to game movies, I think if they keep to the original idea it would be fairly badass
  • chriszewski - March 9, 2011 9:15 p.m.

    Meh. I liked the Doom movie, but i had low expectations. Very low expectations. Makes it hurt less when a good franchise gets a poor movie *Cough*wingcommander*Cough*.
  • Spacegrass - March 9, 2011 8:09 p.m.

    I hope it's based on the Doom comic, at least that was so bad it was good. It's not like anyone's ever going to make a good videogame movie, so the most I can hope for is that it will be entertainingly terrible. Also, I still don't understand who keeps going to 3d movies. 3d is one of the reasons that all of my friends have stopped going to movies. The novelty's worn off by now; are there really that many people who haven't realized that they're paying extra for the privilege of wearing stupid glasses while watching a bad movie?
  • IceBlueKirby - March 9, 2011 7:32 p.m.

    I don't think I could handle another Doom movie. They should just cancel this before they release another abomination into the world.
  • LordGremlin - March 9, 2011 7:07 p.m.

    They had a problem: Doom is supposed to be about fucking DEMONS FROM HELL invading UAC mars base OR Earth. Instead, they came up with some lame sci-fi story, cuntheads... If this time they do a batshit insane movie about massive demon onslaught - it may work. Like Mortal Kombat did.
  • jackthemenace - March 9, 2011 7 p.m.

  • JMAN1156 - March 9, 2011 6:46 p.m.

    It still will be terrible, it's a rule.

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