As you may recall, one of the many games to have its rights hawked to the movie industry is id Software?s leading Doom franchise, placed with Warner Bros a year and a half ago.
However, it has come to light this morning that although a full script had been written and preliminary castings completed, WB has rejected the brand, with id now placing it with Universal, according to reports in Variety and the Hollywood Reporter.
Both publications also report that Lorenzo di Bonaventura and John Wells are set to produce the Doom movie under the direction of Scott Stuber, Universal's vice chairman of worldwide production.
Interestingly, id frontman Todd Hollenshead offers a different story. Speaking of the movie rights he said, ?We remain a 'free agent' at this time and multiple studios are interested in the project. The studio question at this point primarily involves the financing.?
So according to id, the rights are essentially subject to bidding at present. Perhaps one day, one of these game-to-movie deals will spawn something of interest to gamers. As to whether we?ll see Quake VI on the shelves before Doom: The Movie remains to be seen.