Doom: Annihilation is a new direct-to-video Doom movie adaptation

The Doom franchise is heading back to the silver screen…or at least the plasma and LCD screens we all have at home. Doom: Annihilation is an upcoming direct-to-video adaptation of id Software’s iconic shooter franchise that skews closely to the source material.

Produced by Universal 1440 Entertainment and directed by Tony Giglio (S.W.A.T. Under Siege), Doom: Annihilation isn’t connected at all to the oft-lambasted 2005 Doom movie starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Karl Urban.  Instead, Universal 1440 and Giglio are presenting Annihilation as more of a reboot which focuses on what made the original games so great: pitting heavily-armed marines against legions of hell-spawn demons.

As the above trailer shows, Doom: Annihilation isn’t of a particularly high quality, but then again it doesn’t have to be. There’s a strong market for schlocky B-level action and violence, and if there’s one video game franchise which embraces that sort of schlock, it’s Doom.

Doom: Annihilation is set to arrive sometime this fall. The movie stars Amy Manson (Atlantis), Dominic Mafham (Ophelia), Luke Allen-Gale (Dominion) and Nina Bergman (The Car: Road to Revenge).