Universal Pictures Taps Nina Bergman for New DOOM Movie

Looks like a new DOOM film will be ripping faces on the silver screen. 

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Still trying to wash the taste of 2005's disastrous DOOM movie out of your mouth? It looks like Universal Pictures is indeed working on bringing a new film adaptation of the franchise to light. While rumors had previously swirled around a few years ago regarding a potential new entry in the series, nothing had been confirmed, until now.

The news comes via actor and Letters from the Fire vocalist Nina Bergman, who tweeted that she had "just signed all the paperwork" as the film's scriptwriter. "I get to go back to Bulgaria again and work with some of my favorite people," the tweet read.

Previously, it had been rumored that Universal was scouting someone to act as a scriptwriter for what would eventually be a complete reboot of the franchise, but we haven't heard anything else about it since then.

Curiously, Bergman doesn't exactly have the greatest track record as an actress, appearing in films like Sharknado 3 and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in addition to other semi-obscure media and commercials. She's a talented singer, but it remains to be seen why Bergman was selected for the scriptwriting job. I'm not trying to knock her, but I'm just wondering if she really is the best person for the job. 

Fortunately, all she really has to do is write a better script than the Karl Urban and Dwayne Johnson-fronted DOOM flick. That shouldn't be particularly difficult. Here's hoping Universal doesn't see a complete rehashing of the other movie's failures. 

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    April 21, 2018 9:00 AM

    Brittany Vincent posted a new article, Universal Pictures Taps Nina Bergman for New DOOM Movie

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      April 21, 2018 9:52 AM

      I reckon they should make it a mini series. All in first person and they should make it interactive.

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      April 21, 2018 10:14 AM

      Actress, singer, songwriter and model.
      Known for: Assassin X, The Wayshower, Sharknado 3....
      Writer: Wannabe (Short) 2005

      Yeah.... she's signed on as the scriptwriter? Sounds like a blockbuster in the making.

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      April 21, 2018 12:46 PM

      Weird choice

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      April 21, 2018 1:06 PM

      Slashfilm is speculating that since this actress and the rumored director are both from a really low budget background, this new movie may be a direct-to-DVD sort of thing

      http://www.slashfilm.com/new-doom-movie/

      Also this Shacknews story is written as if she has been chosen to write the screenplay but I'm not sure where that connection is being made since most speculation is that she's been tapped as an actress. There was the rumor that Universal was looking for a screenwriter but I don't think Nina here is the screenwriter, she was just saying the script is better this time around.

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        April 21, 2018 2:31 PM

        ZeniMax come on. Treat yo IP right.

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          April 21, 2018 6:41 PM

          Depending on how the contracts with id worked out, they may not have a choice in the matter.

          And even then, Hollywood isn't going to let the game industry dictate what can be in a movie. Last time they did we got Wing Commander.

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      April 21, 2018 3:02 PM

      This does not bode well. It bodes bad. Very bad bodes here.

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      April 21, 2018 3:27 PM

      She's writing it? I thought she was gonna play Olivia Pierce.

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      April 21, 2018 3:37 PM

      I speculate it's just a short promotional film, like what Far Cry 5 did.

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        April 21, 2018 4:07 PM

        Why would Universal be involved, then?

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          April 21, 2018 4:09 PM

          They would have the resources to pull it together at the quality level wanted by the creators. Making films, especially high quality ones, is an absurdly complex logistical process. Partnering with a big fish would make that much easier.

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            April 21, 2018 4:49 PM

            Fair enough. And hopefully you're right. I very much want a new nuDoom game. And I very much do not want a new Doom movie.

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          April 21, 2018 4:35 PM

          Because they have the live action rights to the Doom franchise?

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      April 21, 2018 7:53 PM

      Who would ya guys tap?

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      April 21, 2018 8:14 PM

      This made me realize I know almost nothing about Olivia Pierce's motivations. I wish they fleshed that out a bit more, but it doesn't matter too much I guess.