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Video Game Adaptations "Doom"ed to Succeed?

I know it hasn't maybe reached its peak as a genre, but I'm taken with the idea of making movies based on computer and video games. Oddly, I'm not so keen on movies adapted from comic books. Maybe it's because comic books are such a fully realized art form in themselves a lot of times. They're passive, as all art should be. Games are interactive, so the player is almost more a part of the creative team than he is a spectator.

Is Andrzej Bartkowiak's "Doom" going to strengthen my faith in this burgeoning genre? Well, that's the question of the day. The good news is that we don't have a long wait to find out what kind of punch it packs. On Oct. 21 the groundbreaking first-person shooter hits the big screen, according to the official site.

Now, if someone could just get to work adapting "Castle Wolfenstein." That could be a terrifying film.--Pete Mesling


Posted by Pete on September 30, 2005 4:19 PM
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