You could make a compelling argument that Doom is the most important game of all time. It's certainly right up there, at least in terms of its impact on the industry. But the Doom movie starring Dwayne Johnson? That one's a bit more forgettable, if only Hollywood would let you forget about it, that is. Instead, like everything else, it appears Doom is going 3D. Oh joy?
According to Australian website WhatsPlaying.com.au , Universal is currently shopping a script for a Doom movie reboot designed to be shot in 3D. Kind of like Resident Evil: Afterlife , which was meant for 3D, as opposed to flicks that get a 3D makeover after the fact.
If you're shaking your head and wondering 'Why?,' then perhaps the better question you should be asking is, 'Why not?' Think about it. Sure, we're pretty confident Doom 3D will suck, but Universal is looking at the bottom line. As WhatsPlaying points out, Universal sees the kind of money a movie like Paramount's G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra can bring in, and when you throw 3D into the mix, it's an easy cash cow, assuming you don't spend too much making the movie in the first place. Whether because of consumer demand or due to it being force fed to the public, 3D at the box office is paying off and is now a multi-billion dollar industry. According to market research firm iSuppli , 3D flicks raked in $2.2 billion at the box office in 2010, up from 85 percent from $1.2 billion in 2009.
Welcome to the future of entertainment.