DOOM: Annihilation is set to arrive at the start of October and it won’t be hitting a theater near you.
Did you remember that there’s a new DOOM movie coming out this year? Because I sure didn’t until I started writing up this piece. Well, whether we want it to happen or not, that film now has an official release date and it’s not too far off.
As announced today, DOOM: Annihilation is set to arrive this fall on October 1. The movie won’t be coming to a theater near you and will instead be headed straight to Blu-Ray. That’s probably all you really need to know about its potential for being any good.
Here’s supposedly what the story of DOOM: Annihilation will be:
Based on the popular original video game, Doom: Annihilation is an explosive, terrifying thrill ride. On the darkest moon of Mars, scientists have found an ancient portal which allows teleportation throughout the universe. Considered to be mankind’s greatest discovery, it’s actually a gateway from hell, unleashing a swarm of demons looking to steal the souls of everyone who gets in their way. It’s up to Lieutenant Joan Dark and an elite unit of Marines to destroy an ever-growing horde of bloodsucking and soul-stealing beasts and prevent them from taking over planet earth.
The plot sure does sound like DOOM, all right. On paper, I’m sure this movie seemed like it could be pretty decent but the low budget that it clearly has and the fact that a Doom Guy or Doom Slayer is nowhere in sight based on what we’ve seen so far doesn’t bode well.
And you know what else doesn’t bode well? The fact that Bethesda is seemingly distancing itself from this movie as much as it possibly can. They’re likely focused on shipping DOOM: Eternal later this year and are just going to pretend that Annihilation doesn’t exist.
The best hope that DOOM: Annihilation has of being a hit, based on what I’ve seen so far, is that if it turns out to be so bad that it’s somehow good. Basically, Annihilation needs to be the video game movie equivalent of The Room. I doubt that will happen but, hey, I’ll at least cross my fingers.
And in case you needed a reminder, you can check out the initial trailer for DOOM: Annihilation down below, which boasts a staggering 80:1.5K like to dislike ratio. Yikes.