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March 12, 2019 1 min read
I kinda have to be reminded that a Doom movie happened, indeed it did. Starring The Rock - back in his formative thespian days of 2005 - Doom was almost universally panned by critics, but still maintained an air of entertaining charm, thanks to the charisma-magnet that is Dwayne Johnson.
Undaunted, Universal Pictures are going to have another go at translating id Software's legendary shooter franchise to the big little screen. Doom: Annihilation is headed Direct-to-Video later this year, though from this trailer it looks like the budget has had one of the franchise' chainsaws taken to it.
Directed by Tony Gigilo (SWAT: Under Siege, Soccer Dog: The Movie), Doom: Annihilation features a hilarious distress call that consists of "ARRGGGGHHH!" and dialogue such as "Die Die Die". The Favourite it ain't. Still, the set has a "Laser Tag" quality to it, and I used to like laser tag, so maybe I'll be able to settle in to enjoy this cathartic cornball. The official Doom twitter was asked by a fan for their opinion, but simply responded "We're not involved with the movie".
You can check out the new trailer below. Doom: Annihilation releases this Fall. The tag-line "It's not a game anymore" was also used for Clue: The Movie. There's my film fact for the day.
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