Universal Pictures' upcoming Doom reboot has received a title and synopsis.
According to DreadCentral, the movie will be titled Doom: Annihilation. The synopsis reads:
DOOM: ANNIHILATION follows a group of space marines as they respond to a distress call from a base on a Martian moon, only to discover it’s been overrun by demonic creatures who threaten to create Hell on Earth.
That outlet also confirms that the marines references in this description are UAC, which is the organization in the game. Otherwise, this synopsis doesn't reveal much about the plot that fans of the series wouldn't have already guessed. In terms of monsters, director Tony Giglio confirmed last year that the movie would not feature the popular Spiderdemon, though it's unclear if that's since changed.
The iconic video game Doom was first released in 1993 and received a film adaptation starring Dwayne Johnson, Karl Urban and Rosamund Pike in 2005. The film was largely panned by critics, yielding a 19% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 131 reviews.
Written and directed by Tony Giglio, Doom: Annihilation is slated for Fall 2019, though there are reports it may be a direct-to-video release. The film stars, Amy Manson as Joan Dark, Luke Allen-Gale as Bennett Stone as well as Nina Bergman and Dominic Mafham.