Dave Callaham, screenwriter for the upcoming movie based on Doom 3, has sent an open letter to Doom fans about recent changes made to the Doom movie that were received with, let's just say not a lot of fanfare, from fans of Doom and video games, coupled with the consistent crappy quality of movies based on them. Here's a snippit:
No film adaptation can ever match the expectations of the original fans, and the Doom movie will be no different. You as fans each have your own perfect version of the Doom film already shot in your head, and those versions aren't always what the guy next to you would want to see in the same movie (someone out there on doomworld.com sure loved the idea of Howie Long as Doomguy -- which is perfect aesthetically, but let's face it, totally absurd if you want this movie to come out in theatres). I myself have a perfect version of the Doom movie all played out in my head--I even wrote it down--and it's not getting made either. And I'm not always real happy about it, but I do understand that that is the nature of the Hollywood machine.
You can read the whole letter over at HomeLAN Fed, if you so desire. And enjoy the mutant monsters from space or something. Yeah right.