It says a lot that the highest rated video game movie is now "Rampage".
In a follow-up post, Bergman stressed that Universal's Doom redo will feature a script that is "much better" than the one that underpinned Andrzej Bartkowiak's video game movie of 2005. Perhaps something like. DOOM. However, Nina Bergman, whose credits include Assassin X, Lost n' Found and multiple appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, revealed that Universal has apparently given the green light for a new Doom movie, which will film in Bulgaria. The identities of the director or writer have also not been publicly revealed. The reason for that could be because this new "Doom" movie might not be going to theaters. Nevertheless, if this new movie can learn from the mistakes made by the last movie (which shouldn't be too difficult), then at bare minimum it could be a fun blockbuster and earn a critical reception closer to the likes of Rampage and the new Tomb Raider.
No word yet on who else might be involved in the next "Doom", which hasn't been confirmed by Universal. Universal 1440's other projects now include the latest "Tremors" movie, a "Death Race" sequel, and an adaptation of Bruce Coville's sci-fi classic "Aliens Ate My Homework".
Video game movies have become a tough sell in cinema, but, recently, they have evolved from stinkers to mediocre. A new "Doom" wouldn't be a guaranteed box office success, but it would be a good time to try again now that the general opinion of the IP is pretty positive.
For now we'll have to wait and see.