Doom Video Game Not Involved With Doom: Annihilation Move

DOOMed to fail?
Doom: Annihilation
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A trailer for a movie titled Doom: Annihilation dropped Monday, and has fans of the video game franchise scratching their heads. There was little to no news of any Doom-related film being in production, so a new movie coming out was a surprise. Clearing up the issue for fans, the Doom Twitter account has posted a tweet saying that they are not involved in the film.

A Doom movie was released back in 2005, and had a good cast with Dwayne Johnson, Rosamund Pike, and Karl Urban. There were hopes for a possible franchise should this first film become a success. Hopes would be quickly dashed, as the film was deemed a failure with a Rotten Tomatoes rating of 19 percent. The film was unable to break even, with estimates showing a box office of $56 million against a budget of $60 million. Doom has been included in Time Magazine's Top 10 Worst Video Game Movies along the likes of Bloodrayne and Super Mario, among others.

For the new film, news that it was being developed started in sometime in April 2018 when actress Nina Bergman tweeted that she had been cast in a new Doom film. News followed that the film would be a straight-to-video release, or debut on streaming services. Amy Manson, who played Merida in Once Upon a Time, serves as lead. The film is directed and written by Tony Giglio, whose credits include the Death Race sequel movies.

As of this writing, the trailer has around 740,000 views with 16,000 dislikes and 1,100 likes on YouTube channel BD Horror Trailers and Clips.

Developed by id Software, Doom first released in 1993. The game was considered to be one of the pioneers in first-person shooter genre, and was responsible for introducing, among others, networked multiplayer game and 3D graphics. Since the initial release, there has been five official titles, with the latest being the upcoming Doom Eternal. The new game is set for release for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

Published by Bethesda Softworks, Doom Eternal was announced during the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2018 with the first gameplay footage revealed during QuakeCon 2018.

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