Back in 2003, Random House published David Kushner’s book Masters of Doom, which told the story of how two guys created an empire and transformed pop culture by creating one of the biggest franchise hits of the '90s, the video game Doom, and the true story is now headed to the small screen. Deadline reports that USA Network has given a pilot order for an adaptation of the book.
The drama comes from James and Dave Franco’s Ramona Films, The Gotham Group and UCP. The site notes that Masters of Doom is being eyed as an anthology series.
"Masters of Doom is the true story of two computer geniuses in an obscure corner of America who, along with a group of rebellious misfits, created one of the biggest franchise hits of the 90s, the video game Doom. John Carmack and John Romero were best friends who became bitter rivals, as they created a video game empire and transformed pop culture forever."
The pilot will be written and executive produced by WGA Award winner Tom Bissell (Gears of War).