The Meg 2 director Ben Wheatley has shared some of his cinematic desires beyond the Giant Shark / Jason Statham sequel, with the filmmaker revealing that he would like to direct an adaptation of the video game series, DoomIn fact, despite the known trend that video game adaptations are, well, awful, Wheatley has his eyes on a few of them.
Video games and movies are so intertwined, isn’t it? It’s like it’s tricky because they move back and forth in terms of their references. And the things you think are original about the games are often from movies, and so when you take away the interactive element of it, not much is left, you know, I still want one Doom movie, however. I know it’s done, but come on. Or Counter-Strike, I would like to make that. “
Wheatley clearly has a passion for the medium, with the Kill list director who has been on board to stir Tomb Raider 2 for departure earlier this year. Unfortunately, the director was forced to move on due to delays amid the ongoing global situation in addition to the possibility The Meg 2 everywhere on big screens.
Of course, Doom made the leap to live action in 2005. Directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak and starring Dwayne Johnson, Karl Urban, Rosamund Pike and Razaaq Adoti, the Doom movie is loosely based on id Software’s eponymous video game series and adapts elements Doom 3The story centers on a group of Marines who are sent on a rescue mission to a facility on Mars, where they encounter genetically engineered creatures. Like most video game movies, Doom received negative reviews from critics, with Roger Ebert describing it as “like having a kid come over and use your computer and not let you play”.
Besides the critical tearing, Doom was a box office bomb adding itself to the list of failures that are part of the video game adaptation genre. However, Wheatley clearly feels passionate about the property, and with his unique eye, he could certainly bring something valuable if ever given the chance. The Doom franchise was also turned into direct-to-video reboot Doom: Annihilation in 2020 but was not as well received.
For now, however, Wheatley is dealing with giant sharks The Meg 2 (which is said to have the title Meg 2: The TrenchA sequel to the 2018 action movie starring Jason Statham, Li Bingbing, Rainn Wilson and Ruby Rose, not much is known about the project yet, but it will no doubt face The Stath again with The Meg.
Wheatley recently teased the scope of the sequel and the responsibility he feels, saying, “ It’s an opportunity to take action on such an insane scale, it’s just incredible. Doing Free Fire, which, I thought, was my thing. Christmas came right away in terms of action, this is just unbelievable. And just do the storyboards, just think and go, “Oh,” it’s just … I feel a heavy responsibility for it, to make sure it’s nice. van delivers to all, to all the great shark fans out there. “This is from The Playlist.
Topics: Doom, The Meg 2, video games