Anyone who has played the Doom games, be it the original 90s classics or the amazing 2016 reboot of DOOM, can agree that it is a masterpiece. There’s nothing like conquering one’s fear by blasting shotgun slugs at demons and reminding Hell that it should be afraid of you.
Thus it’s not surprising that a film adaptation of the game, titled ‘DOOM’, was brought to the big screen by Universal Pictures in 2005 starring Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Karl ‘Dredd’ Urban.
Although it was not received well by most people (we liked it just fine!) due to the plot being different from the game itself, that FPS sequence leading up to the final fight was pretty damn awesome.
Now, Universal Pictures is having another go at the franchise, this time it seems to be in line with the games. The movie is titled ‘DOOM: ANNIHILATION’ with all caps to emphasize danger I guess?
Thankfully it’s not a direct sequel to the previous ‘DOOM’ movie and it is expected to be released this Fall.
Here’s official synopsis of the movie:
DOOM: ANNIHILATION follows a group of space marines as they respond to a distress call from a base on a Martian moon, only to discover it’s been overrun by demonic creatures who threaten to create Hell on Earth.
It has also been confirmed that the ‘space marines’ mentioned in the synopsis are indeed UAC marines so that’s a good indicator that the movie will be following the game franchise quite closely.
Here’s to hoping that the movie lives up to its expectations and that we’ll finally get to see a proper adaptation of Doomguy eventually.