The Meg 2 director wants to restart Doom or make a Counter-Strike movie
The Meg 2 director Ben Wheatley shared some of his cinematic desires beyond the Basking Shark / Jason Statham sequel, with the filmmaker revealing that he would like to direct an adaptation of the Doom video game series. In fact, despite the well-known trend that video game customizations are terrible, Wheatley has some of them in his sights.
“Video games and movies are so intertwined, aren’t they? It’s difficult when they move back and forth in terms of their referencing. And the things you think are original often come from movies, and when you take the interactive Element away, not much left you know I still want to make one Downfall Movie. I know it was done, but come on. Or Counter-Strike, that would be the one I’d like to do. ”
Wheatley clearly has a passion for the medium as the Kill List director was on board to direct Tomb Raider 2 before leaving earlier this year. Unfortunately, due to delays given the ongoing global situation and the ability to do so, the director was forced to move on The Meg 2 to big screens everywhere.
Of course, Doom made the leap into live action back in 2005. Directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak with Dwayne Johnson, Karl Urban, Rosamund Pike and Razaaq Adoti, the Doom film is loosely based on the same video game series named by id Software and adapts elements from Doom 3. The story revolves around a group of Marines who are sent on a rescue mission to a facility on Mars where they encounter genetically modified creatures. Like most video game films, Doom received negative reviews from critics. Roger Ebert described it as “as if a child came over and used your computer and wouldn’t let you play”.
Aside from critical abuse, Doom was a box office bomb, adding itself to the list of bugs that make up the video game customization genre. Wheatley, however, clearly feels passionate about the property and with his unique eye could certainly bring something of value should he ever be given the chance. The Doom franchise also turned into the direct-to-video reboot of Doom: Annihilation in 2020, but it wasn’t as well received.
For now, however, Wheatley is busy tackling basking sharks in The Meg 2 (which is supposedly titled Meg 2: The Trench). A sequel to the 2018 action film starring Jason Statham, Li Bingbing, Rainn Wilson and Ruby Rose, not much is known about the project yet, but The Stath will no doubt take on The Meg again.
Wheatley recently teased the scope of the sequel and the responsibility it feels, saying, “It’s an opportunity to act on such an insanely large scale that it’s just amazing. From Free Fire, which I thought was all mine Thing was Christmas came up right away in terms of action, that’s just amazing. And just doing the storyboards for it, just thinking and saying, “Oh,” it’s just … I feel a heavy responsibility for making sure that it’s good of delivering to everyone, to all of the big shark fans out there. “This comes to us from the playlist.
Topics: Doom, The Meg 2, video games