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Universal is in the early stages of development on a new movie based on the Doom video games, What's Playing's Hollywood Insider has said.

According to the report the film will skip over the events of the 2005 movie starring Dwayne Johnson (The Rock), and be a reboot for the franchise. As is the trend, the new film will also be in 3D.

No cast or crew information has been revealed. Analysis

After the fairly terrible original attempt at turning the famous video game series into a movie, I can't say I'm overly enthused about Universal having another stab. With Doom 4 in development, the studio might be able to capitalise on the game's hype, although if the new film is a bad as the first effort, cinema goers might not want to hand over the cash.

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EverTheOptimist@ Bloodstorm

I thought it was exactly what I expected - neither great nor horrific. I still think we'll never see a brilliant adaptation but we'll see tons of mediocre offerings!
Posted 16:31 on 10 March 2011
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As some of you may know i'm the biggest Doom nut on the planet, i actually thought this film wasn't too bad, it could have been alot worse, if they would have done without the "extra cromosome" thingy, it would have been an excellent film.

People just expect too much from films.
Posted 16:22 on 10 March 2011
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EverTheOptimist@ guyderman

True about Mortal Kombat - that was very true to the game and so cheesy it actually worked to a certain degree. What we need, then, are cheesy, fun games that would just look bonkers onscreen and don't mind having fun poked at them.
Posted 16:16 on 10 March 2011
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guyderman@ EverTheOptimist

You are extremeley correct - what is more annoying though is when, taking Doom as a good example, even the outline premise of the story is bastardised so badly that bugger all remains of even the original concept.

A game can't be fully emulated into a film but the idea, storyline, characters and most importantly the feel of the game can be.
Two examples I can think of, and this isn't as a debate of whether these were good movies or not as I know that they are both liked and loathed equally, but Mortal Kombat changed so much but managed to get a lot right in it's translation as did Silent Hill. Doom was just p!ss poor and strayed way too far from the story. Event Horizon is closer to Doom than Doom is!
Posted 16:05 on 10 March 2011
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Games don't translate into cinema, it's that simple really. I know it won't stop studios trying but you'll never see a film adaptation of a game that's excellent. That's because running and shooting (and teabagging of course) makes a rubbish film and there's only two paths a film-maker can go down:

A) Change the story and create something new because little bits of the game work in a narrative but a lot doesn't. This annoys fans but pleases most non-fans.

B) Don't change the story and have a film that's exactly the same as the game and doesn't work as a film. This annoys fans and non-fans.

C) Keep some of the details and bring in new elements, which is the most favoured current technique for those working on video game adaptations. This will annoy fans but please some non-fans.

The sooner we accept we'll NEVER see a brilliant film adaptation of a game because it just isn't feasibly possible, the better off we'll all be :D
Posted 15:50 on 10 March 2011
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Maybe they want to do it right this time!

Yeah right! Like that's gonna happen!
Posted 15:03 on 10 March 2011
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What he said ^
Posted 14:09 on 10 March 2011
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Posted 14:03 on 10 March 2011
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