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All aboard the reboot space shuttle for Doom 3D

03.09.2011

Universal is heading back to Mars for another crack at DOOM, the 2005 video game adaptation best known for making The Rock do fourteen kids movies afterward to pay penance for his involvement.

It seems like a very strange property to resurrect, as most moviegoers have nothing but negative associations from the first film, and I don't think they'd be too eager to try it out again.

But according to What's Playing, Universal has been impressed with how will Paramount's GI JOE did ($300M on a $175M budget), and somehow, for reasons unknown to me, that translates into giving DOOM another go. I guess they're both...licensed properties I enjoyed when I was eight?

Oh and naturally, now that 3D is currently shoved halfway down our throats, the film will capitalize on the trend and bring us CGI monster and gunplay action in a new dimension totally worth the 50% ticket price increase.

You know, I'm the biggest proponent of someone finally making a video game movie good, but this is like someone advocating for women's rights posing with her legs spread in Penthouse, and it's just going to set the movement back even further.

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Extra Tidbit: I did like the completely ridiculous FPS-style scene from the first movie.
Source: What's Playing

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1:40PM on 03/10/2011
I'm surprised they haven't made a Zelda movie yet but they can't half ass it like every other video game movie. I would Steven Spielberg to do the Legend of Zelda. Plus a reboot of resident evil with a story that actually has the characters from the game and close to the originally story. Dead Space movie be awesome as well.
I'm surprised they haven't made a Zelda movie yet but they can't half ass it like every other video game movie. I would Steven Spielberg to do the Legend of Zelda. Plus a reboot of resident evil with a story that actually has the characters from the game and close to the originally story. Dead Space movie be awesome as well.
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10:07AM on 03/10/2011
Okay, while I am drunk right now and I was probably stoned when I watched it,Im gonna say I didnt hate the Doom movie as much as everyone else apparently did. I will probably never watch it again, granted, but I dont think it was all that bad, and I like the Rock. The mans got charm.

I think there is mileage and a good story in there somewhere for another movie, if someone actually cares about it enough to give it a half decent plot, and it could be a lot of fun.

That said, it will more
Okay, while I am drunk right now and I was probably stoned when I watched it,Im gonna say I didnt hate the Doom movie as much as everyone else apparently did. I will probably never watch it again, granted, but I dont think it was all that bad, and I like the Rock. The mans got charm.

I think there is mileage and a good story in there somewhere for another movie, if someone actually cares about it enough to give it a half decent plot, and it could be a lot of fun.

That said, it will more than likely turn out an utter crap-fest.
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5:06AM on 03/10/2011
They should just make a Wolfenstein movie and call it Wolfenstein 3D ^^
They should just make a Wolfenstein movie and call it Wolfenstein 3D ^^
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1:58AM on 03/10/2011
so I guess I am the only one who didn't hate the first Doom movie?
so I guess I am the only one who didn't hate the first Doom movie?
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9:49PM on 03/09/2011
The only way this can be made to work is if they actually go with the plot from doom 3 and entirely pretend that other crapsterpiece was never made. As for director, get someone with good horror experience like clive barker or james wan. Last of all, get a script writer who actually does horror and left the guys at id software call the shots on story developments. That will make it a great movie and not crapsterpiece that the original doom movie was.
The only way this can be made to work is if they actually go with the plot from doom 3 and entirely pretend that other crapsterpiece was never made. As for director, get someone with good horror experience like clive barker or james wan. Last of all, get a script writer who actually does horror and left the guys at id software call the shots on story developments. That will make it a great movie and not crapsterpiece that the original doom movie was.
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8:48PM on 03/09/2011
ok.. this time have the bad guys be actual demons from hell, not some stupid fucking plot about people turning into monsters (is that what even happened?? All i remember was being pissed off while watching the movie). Sure the Doom video games have shit for story line, but it could make for a bad ass movie if they get someone competent to make it and actually have demons in it.
ok.. this time have the bad guys be actual demons from hell, not some stupid fucking plot about people turning into monsters (is that what even happened?? All i remember was being pissed off while watching the movie). Sure the Doom video games have shit for story line, but it could make for a bad ass movie if they get someone competent to make it and actually have demons in it.
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6:33PM on 03/09/2011

Fincher?

Get David Fincher to direct and I'm in
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Get David Fincher to direct and I'm in
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5:43PM on 03/09/2011
Why not a Castle Wolfenstein movie?
Why not a Castle Wolfenstein movie?
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5:12PM on 03/09/2011
Let me guess? Hell won't be involved in this just like the first movie? Hell is what makes the DOOM video game series.
Let me guess? Hell won't be involved in this just like the first movie? Hell is what makes the DOOM video game series.
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5:04PM on 03/09/2011
While I didn't hate the first Doom movie, because it was what it set out to be... mindless action. I don't want a 2nd one, especially in 3D.
While I didn't hate the first Doom movie, because it was what it set out to be... mindless action. I don't want a 2nd one, especially in 3D.
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3:41PM on 03/09/2011
While I'd love to see a real Doom movie (hard R, over-the-top action, with ridiculous amounts of blood and gore), I've got a funny feeling this won't be it.
While I'd love to see a real Doom movie (hard R, over-the-top action, with ridiculous amounts of blood and gore), I've got a funny feeling this won't be it.
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3:32PM on 03/09/2011
Universal? Isn't this the same studio that brought down "At The Mountains of Madness"? Let me get this straight: you pass on a possible great project considering the talent involved, and then greenlit this. My God, what's wrong with Hollywood these days?? Next thing they'll be saying this Doom movie is PG-13.
Universal? Isn't this the same studio that brought down "At The Mountains of Madness"? Let me get this straight: you pass on a possible great project considering the talent involved, and then greenlit this. My God, what's wrong with Hollywood these days?? Next thing they'll be saying this Doom movie is PG-13.
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