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Please No: Another DOOM Movie On The Way

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Universal Studios is supposedly working on another DOOM movie that will completely ignore the first box office bomb starring The Rock.

In 2005, Universal Pictures (finally) released the film adaption of id Software's popular DOOM franchise. The film was directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak and starred Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Karl Urban and Rosamund Pike.

As many DOOM fans already know (and suffered), the movie tanked in the box office, eventually scoring a 19-percent on Rotten Tomatoes and becoming one of TIME's ten worst movies based on games. Overall the general consensus was that DOOM's only positive aspect was the sequence in which the movie imitated the game, placing viewers behind the gun in a first-person perspective. It was awesome and extremely too short in duration.

"The Rock's character goes around shooting everything in sight, the barrel of his gun sticking suggestively up from the bottom of the screen," TIME said. "It's like the audience as a whole is playing DOOM on a really big screen. Fanboys loved it. The rest of the movie might as well not have even existed."

But despite Universal's horrid first attempt to capture our beloved franchise on the big screen, Hollywood – or at least Universal Pictures – isn't giving up quite yet. As time eventually heals all wounds, nearly six years later the studio is reportedly working on another DOOM movie thanks to the success of Paramount's G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra.

According to industry insiders, Universal still owns the film rights to the franchise and plans to reboot even though only one film ever made it to the big screen. That said, the studio is bypassing The Rock's 2005 flick and is currently scouting for a script that will take advantage of the industry's new gimmick: 3D. That's right: Universal wants to film DOOM in 3D. Did you expect anything less?

But because the new DOOM movie is in the early stages of development, no additional info is available as of this writing. Still, as the previous movie was loosely based on the story and atmosphere contained within id Software's DOOM 3, the next film may likely go back to the franchise's Hell-based roots. Then again, it's possible the movie may be tied in with DOOM 4, which may or may not hit retail shelves in 2012.

Just cross your fingers Uwe Boll doesn't get involved.

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    Anonymous , March 11, 2011 12:14 AM
    "The Rock's character goes around shooting everything in sight, the barrel of his gun sticking suggestively up from the bottom of the screen," TIME said."

    Umm, no. just no. wrong. Did they even watch the movie? It was Karl Urban's character.
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    4745454b , March 11, 2011 12:15 AM
    I actually liked the doom movie. For me the biggest problem with it was that whole genetic engineering thing. I've always wondered if I saw the same movie as everyone else however and I'm starting to think I didn't. I have proof.

    "The Rock's character goes around shooting everything in sight, the barrel of his gun sticking suggestively up from the bottom of the screen," TIME said. "It's like the audience as a whole is playing DOOM on a really big screen."

    Actually in the version I saw it was Reaper who did this, he was looking for his sister. Sarge/The Rock had already started turning at this point. While I don't think the movie was great (3 out of 5? 7 out of 10?) it doesn't deserve the negative press that it got. More so if that press can't even keep the characters straight.
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    Flameout , March 11, 2011 12:50 AM
    "thanks to the success of Paramount's G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra."

    that made me lol literally
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    hotsacoman , March 11, 2011 12:06 AM
    Yeah but see Uwe Boll made the Postal movie. How could you go wrong?
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    Anonymous , March 11, 2011 12:14 AM
    "The Rock's character goes around shooting everything in sight, the barrel of his gun sticking suggestively up from the bottom of the screen," TIME said."

    Umm, no. just no. wrong. Did they even watch the movie? It was Karl Urban's character.
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    4745454b , March 11, 2011 12:15 AM
    I actually liked the doom movie. For me the biggest problem with it was that whole genetic engineering thing. I've always wondered if I saw the same movie as everyone else however and I'm starting to think I didn't. I have proof.

    "The Rock's character goes around shooting everything in sight, the barrel of his gun sticking suggestively up from the bottom of the screen," TIME said. "It's like the audience as a whole is playing DOOM on a really big screen."

    Actually in the version I saw it was Reaper who did this, he was looking for his sister. Sarge/The Rock had already started turning at this point. While I don't think the movie was great (3 out of 5? 7 out of 10?) it doesn't deserve the negative press that it got. More so if that press can't even keep the characters straight.
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    K2N hater , March 11, 2011 12:38 AM
    There CAN'T be a DooM movie without depressing silent scenes, cruel demonic hordes and insane chainsaw carnage.
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    FrozenGpu , March 11, 2011 12:47 AM
    ^+1 @ 4745454b nailed it, I concur 100% w/ how it got bad press that I honestly think was a bit undeserving. The fact the press didn't get the characters straight makes me think they didn't pay enough attention to it, maybe they shouldn't have reviewd it. :\
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    Flameout , March 11, 2011 12:50 AM
    "thanks to the success of Paramount's G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra."

    that made me lol literally
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    belardo , March 11, 2011 12:53 AM
    The Rock's character becomes "infected" and is killed... he's not the one in "game mode" of the movie.

    The movie was okay... could have been better, seen worse.
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    Krnt , March 11, 2011 12:54 AM
    I agree with 4745454b.
    So this means critics don't watch the movies, just write shit.
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    DaddyW123 , March 11, 2011 2:52 AM
    Seriously? G.I. Joe was the worst piece of crap movie ever. I watched it steaming on Netflix and not only was I so happy I didn't waste what is now a ton of money to see it at the theater, I was glad that I didn't waste one of my dvd mailings on it. I'd rather watch Doom than G.I. Joe any day.

    And Kevin, how embarrassing for you. You should probably watch a movie before you comment on the characters actions.

    Lastly, yes I liked the first-person scene, but I didn't think it was too short at all. Making it longer would have been a mistake. I'm sure I wasn't the only one who started to feel a little sick towards the end of that scene. I would have been ok with two or three sequences throughout the film, but not a longer one.
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    vicsrealms , March 11, 2011 4:04 AM
    I thought it was a fun movie. Of course I didn't go in expecting it to be up to par with some of the best action movies out there. Nonetheless, it was a fun movie that you just had to leave your brain at the door to enjoy. As for who was running around in FPS style, it was Urban and not the Rock. Kind of hope they continue off the first one, and bring Urban back into it. Still, I will give it a chance.
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    sticks435 , March 11, 2011 4:47 AM
    DaddyW123And Kevin, how embarrassing for you. You should probably watch a movie before you comment on the characters actions.

    Your kinda like the press, you don't really pay attention either. Kevin didn't say this, he was quoting the TIME review.

    "The Rock's character goes around shooting everything in sight, the barrel of his gun sticking suggestively up from the bottom of the screen," TIME said
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    jrnyfan , March 11, 2011 5:23 AM
    It was inspired by the 'success' of GI Joe?

    God willing a Wayans brother will also be involved with DOOM
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    pclee , March 11, 2011 5:24 AM
    I thought DOOM was a fun movie...but like the article says "Fanboys loved it." I didn't love it, but i certainly liked it. I mean...is there a real compelling story in the computer game? No...it's just a bunch of gory weirdness and horror.
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    enforcer22 , March 11, 2011 5:39 AM
    Yeah it was a super crappy movie.. i have never seen a good movie based off a game or even the other way around yet. Wouldn't even watch it for free.
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    jsc , March 11, 2011 5:58 AM
    I don't know. Wing Commander was pretty good. DungeonSeige wasn't bad.

    I mean, you know how a movie based on a game is going to end. What fun there is is watching it get there.
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    giovanni86 , March 11, 2011 5:59 AM
    ^ Prince of Persia wasn't bad at all, i've played several of the games series since the old one back in the windows 95 days. I loved that movie, not sure if it was based off a game, but none the less it keeps you watching it.

    Besides that, i actually liked doom, n the FPS perspective of it was amazing, and actually if they had more of it or made it longer man that would of been awesome, but none the less i like it.
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    nitrium , March 11, 2011 6:40 AM
    Best video game to movie conversion IMO was Hitman. That was seriously not too bad IMO. It is true that he vast majority of video games do NOT make good movies. Doom was not the worst, but is it really worth giving it another shot? It isn't even a current game franchise FFS.
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    dimar , March 11, 2011 7:35 AM
    Quake movie, based on Quake 4 Universe would be so awesome!!!!! :bounce: 
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    shizen , March 11, 2011 7:56 AM
    still waiting for world of warcraft the movie..!
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    Anonymous , March 11, 2011 9:56 AM
    Wolfenstein 3D. Need I say more? Ok, how about... Duke Nukem Forever: The movie!
    But honestly, I'd settle for the breakfast cereal or flamethrower.
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