Doom movie finally to be made?

— 3:14 AM on September 26, 2002

Warner Bros. is on the verge of picking up the rights to do a movie based on the Doom franchise, and this time around, it looks like a movie might actually get made. Yahoo is reporting that one of the conditions of the deal returns the rights to id Software if filming doesn't start within 15 months.

"Given how important the franchise is to us, we wanted to make sure that we didn't miss out on the opportunity to make a movie again," Hollenshead said. " 'Doom' is our baby, the crown jewel of our intellectual property franchises, and Warners' interest in it was more than just talk. It actually puts on paper that if they don't move at a satisfactory pace, we can take it somewhere else. We're just a little game developer here in Texas, not a big movie company, so we were more interested in a commitment to make a movie rather than talk about how excited someone was about it."
About all we do know for sure is that the movie will be PG-13, which is something I'm sure a lot of Doom's older fans will have trouble stomaching.

Still, the movie might turn out alright, if it indeed does get made. So what does Warner Bros have to do to avoid the wrath of fans of the video game? Is that even possible? Should the movie be live action, or completely computer generated? Who plays our favorite space marine, even as a voice actor? Do we want to see specific areas from the original levels recreated, or something totally new? Do we even need much of a story, or like the games, can we be satiated by a movie that's visually better than anything we've previously seen, and a whole lot of fun to experience?

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