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More DOOM info! Abe Sapien talks about being multiple Imps!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with some more little bits and pieces for you DOOM fanatics out there. I'm hoping this movie works... it could be a helluva fun romp. I remember the glory days of discovering Castle Wolfenstein 3-D on one of my friend's PCs (the only family I knew that had a computer at that time... which was when computers were used by people at work to do at work things) and I remember begging my grandparents, who had a work computer, to buy DOOM. They did and I played it whenever I was over there... I took particular glee in hearing from my school friends how to enter an invincibility code so I could take down that huge goat-legged rocket launcher guy with my chainsaw or, if I was really wanting to lose a few hours, with my bare hands.

It seems that Doug Jones, who was the dude in the suit playing Abe Sapien in HELLBOY, has been Imping around on the film. Jones is almost supernaturally talented in bending his body in inhuman ways, so this sounds like good news on the Imp side of things. Now if only they set the movie on Mars and involved Hell in some way...

Hello Harry.

Love the new site.

I saw you had posted some info on the Rock in Doom and decided to look and see if there was anything new on the IMDB. I was pleased to see that Doug Jones (Abe Sapien in Hellboy) is playing a bunch of various Imps in the movie.

He has a short journal and some info on his site about his experiences during the filming of DOOM.

Here's the link.


Until Later!

- Jason Smither

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  • March 5, 2005, 6:32 a.m. CST

    Like the new design

    by Shan

    very much indeed. Looking forward to Doom the movie ...

  • March 5, 2005, 6:54 a.m. CST

    invinvincibility codes?

    by Anlashok

    Chump, play it like a man, wussy boy. Or if you absolutely must, use a walkthrough or strategy guide. Christ, how do you look at yourself in the mirror and not cry profusely.

  • March 5, 2005, 7:03 a.m. CST

    Oh my gods, in my attempt to correct HIS spelling, I have render

    by Anlashok

    Now it I who shall weep, with frustration.

  • March 5, 2005, 7:22 a.m. CST


    by DocPazuzu

    The Code of Shame!

  • March 5, 2005, 7:28 a.m. CST

    Not to mention...

    by DocPazuzu


  • March 5, 2005, 7:51 a.m. CST

    I heard there were major revisions from the original story, is t

    by jimmy_009

  • March 5, 2005, 7:57 a.m. CST


    by DocPazuzu

    You could say that. In short: no demons and no Mars.

  • March 5, 2005, 9:23 a.m. CST

    I'm sorry, but Vampire Buffy looks retarded

    by Monkey Butler

    It has nothing to do with this story (which I saw about a week ago, but it's not Harry's fault that he's not keeping up to date with the minutiae of the Doom movie, for Christ's sake!!!) but the ad for it is on the side of my screen (it's probably not on yours) and it just looks shit. I mean, Buffy was a vampire in about 5 minutes of a pseudo-dream sequence in a single episode. Why do we need a shit looking figurine of it?

  • March 5, 2005, 9:43 a.m. CST

    "I played a Wolfenstone! There was a Doom-goat!"

    by kiddae

  • March 5, 2005, 9:55 a.m. CST

    What original story?

    by eg4190

    You were a space marine on Mars shooting demons. That was about it, so I hope there were major revisions. On the other hand, if the movie doesn't take place on Mars and there's no demons, then what's the point of calling it Doom?

  • March 5, 2005, 11:13 a.m. CST


    by bubcus

    You know, I actually occasionally TRY to play that on my current computer and it just... doesn't flow (the sound is choppy, etc)... I may have to break out a few bucks for a little 486 or something. The pic on that link looks pretty good for the IMP. This whole project is very new to me, it has me curious, but I certainly don't take it too seriously as a big movie. I expect it to be lesser than AVP from last year. We'll see.

  • March 5, 2005, 2:07 p.m. CST

    While DOOM could use an actual story, I think its a no brainer n

    by Tall_Boy

    Dammit, it just works.

  • whatever happened to that?

  • March 5, 2005, 3:27 p.m. CST

    For the clueless, Doom 3 is what inspired this.

    by Eyegore

    Believe it or not they actually continued making computer games after the 1990s. I know it's hard to comprehend that something as cool as video games on the computer didn't die out like it did in your teenage mind, but it's still really big business and more entertaining than ever. Doom3 came out sometime around thanksgiving. It was a bestseller and prompted retarded movie execs to make a lame movie adaptation of it that has little to do with any of the doom games but most closely matches the scenario in Doom3. It was big news back then. Months ago. Not so much now. And I agree that godmode is for pussies. All cheat codes are, except for the flying tank in GTA because that is just too cool.

  • March 5, 2005, 3:37 p.m. CST

    Appearently there are demons if this guy's playing an Imp demon.

    by jimmy_009

    I don't remember hearing a report about no Mars/no demons. Where did this come from?

  • March 5, 2005, 4:51 p.m. CST


    The movie is said to take place on "another planet" (not mars) where humans have been altered by some drug to become some sort of monsters. Sounds like resident evil on another planet. Gay. Although I dont want to follow through the same scenerios as the game Doom3 OR Doom1 I DEFINITELY dont want to see the CORE concepts behind the Doom story abolished. And the Rock is just a retarded choice for this movie. This is going the way of street fighter the movie as far as im concerned.

  • March 5, 2005, 5:29 p.m. CST

    "Castle Wolfenstein" and "Wolfenstein 3D" have much less in comm

    by SalvatoreGravano

    So spoke B. J. Blazkowicz.

  • March 5, 2005, 9:53 p.m. CST

    Games becoming movies.

    by KongMonkey

    Heres a basic list of a few games that have become movies: Resident Evil, House of the Dead, Alone in the Dark, Tomb Raider, Mortal Combat, Street Fighter, and Mario Bros. Last time I checked, all these movies and their sequels SUCKED!!! So unless Doom is an ubercool borderline NC-17 gore blasted monster space flick with decent characters and acting that doesn't have a single note of bad techno music in it or rip off matrix shots, I have a feeling it will end up the same way. Totally unfortunate. BTW: I should probably add Bloodrayne to that list above. Even though it isn't out yet, I have little doubt it will be even remotely good, since Dr. Boll is doing it. Notice he did two films in that lost above. The again, so did Paul "I'm a talentless Brit" Anderson(R.E. Mortal Kombat) Keep'em coming you two foreign wannabe film makers. Go ruin your own countries franchises. What would all the British folk think if someone like Joel Schumacher or Jan De Bont made a Monty Python film without any of the original cast. 'Bout the same way I feel about Aliens Vs. Predator. Fucking pricks.

  • March 5, 2005, 9:58 p.m. CST

    one more thing, Bruticus

    by KongMonkey

    The premise of people being altered into monsters on another planet sounds more like a movie thats even worse than Resident Evil: Ghost of Mars. Now THAT was a career killer(John Carpenter)

  • March 6, 2005, 8:24 a.m. CST


    by richard1025

    "What would all the British folk think if someone like Joel Schumacher or Jan De Bont made a Monty Python film without any of the original cast" - Mr Schumacher did it with Phantom of the Opera so I guess we are even lol. But PWS Anderson gets to make these movies because of their good returns for profit im sure. Both Rezzie evil, MK and AVP did good at the cinema. I like him, like mortal kombat 1 (and even 2) and thought both resident evil films were bang on what I expected. And I can guarentee kids that are 10-14 loved resident evil too. Chicks with guns wearing not much at all shooting zombies = perfection lol. Roll on Doom.

  • March 6, 2005, 10:04 a.m. CST

    I would rather see...

    by Psycho-Man

    The Rock vs. Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. Paul W.S. Anderson would have to direct it, of course. Perhaps McG or Michael Bay instead. It could be the Best Movie Ever.

  • March 6, 2005, 11:35 a.m. CST

    Psycho-Man, Michael Bay's sensibilities have evolved beyond such

    by Monkey Butler

    He has to direct the upcoming dialogue-heavy adaptation of Virtua Fighter, complete with endless backdrops and a deeply cerebral finale set in Atlantis!

  • March 6, 2005, 1:45 p.m. CST

    Ah yes, Michael Bay has evolved.

    by Psycho-Man

    How could I have forgotten? Actually, I would like to see him go all out and make Virtua Fighter vs. Street Fighter vs. Mortal Kombat vs. Will Smith for some reason. Think of the possiblities! Guest appearance by Hulk Hogan as Will's sensei.

  • March 6, 2005, 9:06 p.m. CST


    by Hoke Mosley

    Use the VDMS sound emulator to run Doom (and other classics as well) on newer PCs. If it doesn't work that way, there's always DOSBox, a reliable DOS emulator, with sound and other things configured.

  • March 7, 2005, 3:48 a.m. CST

    The movie's climax will have The Rock going into GOD MODE

    by zillabeast

    Haha that would be cool

  • March 7, 2005, 5:26 a.m. CST


    by Mischiefdemon

    Just to confirm, weren't Resident Evil, Street Fighter & Mario Bros Japanese Franchises, as well as Tomb Raider being British thus not being "American Franchises"... And don't even get me started on the "Talentless" Front... If I remember correctly Some of the greatest musicians and artists in the world have come from Britain. To quote a great comedian (Eddie Izzard) "Do you even know there are other countries?"... I'm sure plenty of Americans have ruined films... Does anyone want to name a few? Van Helsing anyone?

  • March 7, 2005, 5:57 a.m. CST

    What would we think if an American director fisted a British pro

    by Lone Fox

    Well gee, I don't know. That's never happened. Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. The Italian Job. Get Carter. From Hell. Fuckit, for history's sake let's throw U-571 in there. And why the fuck is the Rock a star?

  • March 7, 2005, 4:58 p.m. CST

    don't forget idclev

    by iamnicksaicnsn

    and then a number.

  • March 8, 2005, 4:43 a.m. CST

    I'm glad I'm not alone with that one...

    by Mischiefdemon


  • March 9, 2005, 4:48 a.m. CST



    So if is right and doom is not set on mars and has mutated zombies instead of cross-dimesion demons then, stop me if i'm wrong but surely that aint Doom?