UPDATE: Universal Pictures has informed us that the studio is not in any way affiliated with a remake of Doom. We'll keep you posted if any further details come in.

Universal Pictures is gearing up to remake the 2005 video game adaptation Doom, which will completely disregard the events of the previous movie that starred Dwayne Johnson.

Universal is currently seeking out writers for the new remake, which the studio apparently became more interested in after the success of Paramount's G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. The new project will utilize 3D technology, although it isn't clear yet if the movie will be shot in 3D or converted in post-production.

Doom began as a first-person shooter video game with the first installment launched in 1993 by ID Software. The game is considered one of the first to utilize 3D graphics and was a pioneer in the first-person shooter game genre. Four sequels were spawned from the original video game.

The 2005 movie starred Dwayne Johnson, Karl Urban, and Rosamund Pike. The story centered on Dwayne Johnson's Sarge, who leads a team of Marines to a Mars science station where they discover a new breed of savage creatures they must fight off to return home to Earth.

Nothing has been confirmed by the studio at this time regarding a remake of Doom.