Masters of Doom movie confirmed

Story of id Software to get small screen adaptation. The author said so and everything.

Author David Kushner has confirmed that a film adaption of his 2003 book Masters of Doom is in the works.

Eurogamer contacted Kushner following a report in Variety newspaper, and he told us: "Yes, a Masters of Doom movie is in development." However, Kushner did not comment on whether or not he will have any involvement with the scriptwriting.

Masters of Doom tells the story of John Carmack and John Romero, and how they came to create the Doom series and found id Software. The movie version will be shown on US pay cable channel Showtime.

CSI executive producer Naren Shankar, who is developing the project, came up with the idea after he read a review of Kushner's book in an engineering publication.

"It's such a classic American rags-to-riches story. I really suck at the game, but the story of these two twentysomething guys is pretty incredible," he told Variety.

"In the space of a few years, their idea and technology launched an entire industry based around these first-person shooter games."

A movie production of the game itself is also in development and recently had its release date delayed.

The next instalment in the Doom series could be in the form of an RPG for mobile phones, according to John Carmack's blog.

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