Last week it was revealed on social media that Universal Pictures is planning a second attempt at adapting the iconic video game series Doom, and now thanks to Dread Central we have some new information on the proposed reboot.
Firstly, the site reports that the new film is being developed by Universal 1440 Entertainment, Universal’s non-theatrical division, which means the film will be a straight-to-video / VOD release.
Meanwhile, Tony Giglio (Timber Falls, Extraction, Chaos) is set to direct the movie, while actress Amy Manson (Once Upon A Time, Being Human, The White Princess) has also been cast as the film’s lead.
Production on Doom is slated to begin “in the near future”, so presumably we can expect to hear more news about the project soon.
Universal’s first attempt at adapting the first person shooter classic was released in 2005, and starred Karl Urban, Rosamund Pike and Dwayne Johnson. It tanked at the box office, and received negative reviews from critics.