Sci-Fi News to Chew on: Doom Reboot in 3D, Marc Forster’s The Runner, and Voltron Lives

So what’s going on in the world of sci-fi movie developments today? A trio of interesting news for anyone who is a sci-fi nerd, that’s what:

First of all, remember 2005’s “Doom” starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Karl Urban, and Rosamund Pike? Well, Universal is actively working on a reboot that will be shot, of course, in 3D. The project is apparently out to writers, so expect to hear a lot about “Doom” returning to the big screen in 3D very soon. It appears they’re doing this specifically to take advantage of the 3D craze, which, let’s face it, is just a stupid reason to make a movie, but there you have it.

I sorta liked 2005’s “Doom”. Then again, maybe it was just this part of the film that endeared me to it:

Ooooh, memories.


Meanwhile, “Quantum of Solace” director Marc Forster and Disney are getting their post-apocalyptic, time-traveling groove on with “The Runner”. It’s got time-traveling and “save the world” action, so you know I’m in with both feet.

The plot for “The Runner” goes thusly:

The Runner is set in a future where the surface of the Earth has been made uninhabitable following a horrible attack. After a system to send someone back in time to stop the attack is developed, a survivor volunteers to face the dangers and try and halt the attack. But, he’s actually got a much more personal reason for wanting to be the one sent back in time…

But he’ll still try to save us from imminent doom, right? One can only hope.


And lastly, that “Voltron” movie that’s been in development seemingly forever? Well, it’s back, and from the sounds of it, it’s got its legs (many, many legs, as it were) under it again.

Vulture reports that the robot lions have a couple of big pocket suitors looking to hook up with rights holder World Events Productions to make the expensive live-action movie. Now all they have to do is choose one and get this thing made already.

What, we’ve already got three “Transformers” movies (essentially the same exact “type” of movie as “Voltron”), and we haven’t gotten one single “Voltron” movie yet? Ridiculous.

Until then, though, “Voltron Force”, the new animated TV show, arrives on Nicktoons this May.