Universal working on new 'Doom' movie

James Marshall
April 22, 2018

Because the first one went over SO well...

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Video game movies do not have a great history as a lot of them turn out to be mega flops. Nina's tweet is the first evidence that a film reboot of Doom was even on the cards, with the actress revealing that the script is complete and that she's signed on for a role in the movie.

Actress Nina Bergman sent out a short series of tweets revealing that she's signed the paperwork, and will begin working on the film with Universal. I'm not trying to knock her, but I'm just wondering if she really is the best person for the job. I get to go back to Bulgaria again and work with some of my favorite people.

The poor performance of the original, which starred Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Karl Urban, and Rosamund Pike, is one of the handful of things that makes Bergman's unexpected statement so surprising. It sounds like this will be an entirely new movie and won't be a direct sequel of the film that came out back in 2005.

Who that director actually is hasn't yet been announced, meaning this movie really seems like it's flying by the seat of its trousers. While rumors had previously swirled around a few years ago regarding a potential new entry in the series, nothing had been confirmed, until now. An NBC/Universal spokesperson told Variety that Doom is being handled by Universal 1440 Entertainment - a company that typically makes non-theatrical productions.

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