[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”17419″ img_size=”460×215″ alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]Believe it or not, there once was a time that not everything Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson touched turned to box office gold. That was the case for 2005’s Doom. Based on the Uber-popular first person shooter, it was thought that its popularity would translate to the big screen. Unfortunately, this didn’t prove to be the case as it pretty much tanked with a global box office of only 15 million on a 60 million dollar budget. OUCH!
Fast forward 14 years and Universal is giving the Doom franchise another go. Doom: Annihilation is set for a fall 2019 release and Universal is reportedly going the direct to home video route as reported by Dread Central. They have released a synopsis for the film that seems very similar to the 2005 plot:
A group of space marines respond to a distress call on a distant Martian moon, only to find themselves in a fight for their lives as they face hordes of demonic creatures.
That sounds like…Doom, or Alien take your pick. In addition to the synopsis, Universal has also released three screen shots from the film. The direct to home video is an interesting choice considering the trend these days is to make use of the many streaming services available to distribute content. If this will lead to a success for Universal and the Doom franchise is up in the air at this point. Do you want to see Doom get another bite at the entertainment apple or have you moved on? Share your thoughts of DOOM with us at GVNation.
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