What if they made another DOOM movie?

So im sitting here watching the DOOM movie adaptation from 2005 and I'm thinking, "well this isn't terrible, they got the visual aesthetics from DOOM 3 recreated pretty faithfully, and the dialogue and action is kind of standard fare for a sci-fi shoot em up whatever whatever" but then I'm like, "if this movie was based on DOOM II's setting, it would be so much better!"

Imagine it; innocent civilians getting their heads swallowed by pinkie demons, portals to hell opening everywhere, flying skulls doing whatever it is they do, etc etc. I've always thought the coolest part about DOOM is how there are entirely too many enemies for one dude to deal with which gives it this tone that you're always just surviving by the skin of your teeth over and over again from encounter to encounter.

It wouldn't be a sequel to the previous installment. It would just be an unrelated story with a subtitle. Call it DOOM: Hell on Earth or something.

The main characters could be a small group of 3 or so characters traversing the land, constantly on the verge of being overwhelmed by the demon threat as they try to get to some government building or army base. The movie I've got playing in my head is a lot like 28 days later if there was more heavy metal in the soundtrack and fire everywhere. The climax of the movie would involve the main character (a reluctant leader of few words) going to the center of hell and killing satan and it would be totally badass. He wouldn't die at the end, but the last shot of the movie would be him shooting guns from the top of a pile of bodies like the cover art of the original game. The fight never ends credits roll. fuckin rad!

so this movie will never be made but what do YOU think?

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12 Comments
Posted by thedj93

So im sitting here watching the DOOM movie adaptation from 2005 and I'm thinking, "well this isn't terrible, they got the visual aesthetics from DOOM 3 recreated pretty faithfully, and the dialogue and action is kind of standard fare for a sci-fi shoot em up whatever whatever" but then I'm like, "if this movie was based on DOOM II's setting, it would be so much better!"

Imagine it; innocent civilians getting their heads swallowed by pinkie demons, portals to hell opening everywhere, flying skulls doing whatever it is they do, etc etc. I've always thought the coolest part about DOOM is how there are entirely too many enemies for one dude to deal with which gives it this tone that you're always just surviving by the skin of your teeth over and over again from encounter to encounter.

It wouldn't be a sequel to the previous installment. It would just be an unrelated story with a subtitle. Call it DOOM: Hell on Earth or something.

The main characters could be a small group of 3 or so characters traversing the land, constantly on the verge of being overwhelmed by the demon threat as they try to get to some government building or army base. The movie I've got playing in my head is a lot like 28 days later if there was more heavy metal in the soundtrack and fire everywhere. The climax of the movie would involve the main character (a reluctant leader of few words) going to the center of hell and killing satan and it would be totally badass. He wouldn't die at the end, but the last shot of the movie would be him shooting guns from the top of a pile of bodies like the cover art of the original game. The fight never ends credits roll. fuckin rad!

so this movie will never be made but what do YOU think?

Posted by GunstarRed

I would want The Rock to turn up and say semper fi motherfucker again.

Posted by AjayRaz

it sounds like a movie like that has a lot of room to mess up. it kind of sounds like how Resident Evil: Apocalypse was and people weren't really into that.

frankly, i think it would be weird if they made a DOOM movie where they just embrace how ridiculous DOOM is when you look at it from a gameplay perspective. like Jeff said in one of the breaking brads, imagine doom from a spectator's perspective. just some dude running really fast up to a huge monster, blasting it in the face and then sprinting really quickly backwards while reloading. that would make for a fine fan made movie, i guess if it was done right. oh, also you fight John Carmack at the end.

Posted by thedj93

@AjayRaz: honestly i just want to see a movie where they shoot something in the head and then its body disintegrates. and seeing the bloody walls of hell converted to celluloid would be cool too

Posted by Phatmac

NO

Posted by thedj93

@Phatmac: LOL ok, but what if it was a syfy mini-series leading up to the release of DOOM 4 instead?

Posted by TheCreamFilling

Even if it was unrelated to the first film, I bet they would still avoid any references to hell/demons/satan and whatnot and just make it another movie about an alien invasion of Earth.

Posted by thedj93

@TheCreamFilling: yeah that's pretty much the main reason why this will never get made

Posted by Phatmac
@thedj93

@Phatmac: LOL ok, but what if it was a syfy mini-series leading up to the release of DOOM 4 instead?

Go watch the syfy mini series of red faction and then get back to me.
Posted by Colourful_Hippie

I bet that movie will be even more terrible than what I just read if it ever ended up happening.

Posted by thedj93

@Colourful_Hippie: but it WOULD make for an entertaining episode of TANG

Posted by Colourful_Hippie

@thedj93: Now that I wholeheartedly agree with. RIP TANG.