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DOOM movie pushed back to October

The next major game to movie conversion, Universal Pictures' adaptation of id Software's classic first person shooter DOOM, has been pushed back by several months - and is now set to appear in cinemas in October.

The next major game to movie conversion, Universal Pictures' adaptation of id Software's classic first person shooter DOOM, has been pushed back by several months - and is now set to appear in cinemas in October.

The film was formerly expected to appear in late June in North America, but Universal's website confirms a report on horror movie website Bloody-Disgusting.com that it has swapped places with George Romero's next zombie movie, Land of the Dead. Romero, of course, is also working on a forthcoming videogame with British developer Kuju Entertainment.

Little information has been released as yet about the DOOM movie, which was in Hollywood "development hell" for many years before it was picked up by Universal and director Andrej Barkowiak.

The film is believed to be set in more contemporary times than the sci-fi games, and focuses on a viral outbreak rather than an invasion from Hell - much to the annoyance of fans of the videogame series.

Dwayne Johnson, better known as The Rock, plays a leading role in the movie, alongside Karl Urban (Lord of the Rings, The Bourne Supremacy) and Rosamund Pike (Die Another Day, The Libertine)

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