July 18, 2005, 1:21 a.m. CST
I dont see it happening.
July 18, 2005, 1:36 a.m. CST
but the fps sequence sounds sweet to me.
July 18, 2005, 1:36 a.m. CST
by The Ghost of Marcus Brody
would make a better movie than this.
July 18, 2005, 1:39 a.m. CST
Yeah! Jeff Minter 4 Ever!
July 18, 2005, 1:40 a.m. CST
The way Quint talked about the nod to the FPS aspect of the film. To taking everything from the look of doom 3 to the creatures.... This just might work. I'm not totally on the boat yet, but it does look promisisng.
July 18, 2005, 1:41 a.m. CST
And if you finish the film version of Metroid in under 2 hours do you get to see Samus take her helmet/suit off?
July 18, 2005, 1:43 a.m. CST
Doom 3, the game, was a huge disappointment. I hope the movie isn't as shallow.
July 18, 2005, 1:48 a.m. CST
by Serious Black
And it smells like steamed brocolli. Oh wait, that's me. I think I need a bath.
July 18, 2005, 2:06 a.m. CST
would have been great if lynch had directed
July 18, 2005, 2:24 a.m. CST
im glad this information has been released, as i too, had written this film off. It sounds promising now.
July 18, 2005, 2:30 a.m. CST
Urban and the Rock made a gay joke? It's only a matter of time before the religious right on the Superman Returns talkback find out and hijack this TB, too.
July 18, 2005, 2:42 a.m. CST
by Det. John Kimble
No Nazis, they're doing it with weimeraners instead.
July 18, 2005, 3:14 a.m. CST
I guess I just must not be geeky enough anymore. I'm all for nods to the game, but this is just too much. At least it's not as bad as inserting shots of the game into the movie...
July 18, 2005, 3:48 a.m. CST
I'm fuckin psyched after reading that!!!!! Bring it on!!!!!!!!!!!
July 18, 2005, 3:54 a.m. CST
Actually sounds like a decent adaptation. FINALLY
July 18, 2005, 4:23 a.m. CST
by Cash Bailey
The first test screening will be a disaster and it will swiftly be cut down to a PG-13 in a desperate bid to recoup some if its production budget. Just ask Wes Craven.
July 18, 2005, 4:27 a.m. CST
Or even a Warcraft / Diablo movie???
July 18, 2005, 4:35 a.m. CST
Couldn't they still do Hell by suggesting that something more than just a biological experiment gone wrong and that something supernatural has gone on, without actually using the word *hell*. It could be like a mystery for those people who don't know the games and then they solve it right at the end or sequel or whatever. I heard that you can't actually use the word "hell" on imdb forums - is that true?
July 18, 2005, 6:27 a.m. CST
July 18, 2005, 7:06 a.m. CST
I really didn't give a fuck about this. I don't get excited about this kind of shite. But damnit, this film has some potential. I hope it's good (although I can't ever remember hoping a film is shit). The game is brilliant, although I've only played the original.
July 18, 2005, 7:07 a.m. CST
I rememnber someone suggested doing a FPS sequence in a TB back when the details first came out about Doom, I wonder if Studios watch these TBs as much as people say they do? maybe they borrowed the Idea? Personally I'd like to see Time Crisis the Movie all done in near real time in FPS, If you had a partner Like in the game for the dialouge to bounch off it could be fun.
July 18, 2005, 7:08 a.m. CST
by Phil Marlowe
For what it's worth, the UR-point of view cam is from an awful pseudo-noir in the late forties by Robert Montgomery titled "Lady in the Lake." He plays a stuffy, middle-aged, urbane Philip Marlowe; the entire story is done point of view. It's awful.
July 18, 2005, 8:26 a.m. CST
Wasn't there a Tales from the Crypt/Outer Limits/Twilight Zone that was done entirely from the POV of Humphrey Bogart? Or was it another cheese dream?
July 18, 2005, 8:30 a.m. CST
by The Pusher
I'm pleased by what I'm hearing. I'm still a bit skeptical, but hey, sounds good to me. And also, yes, I'd live to see a Half-life movie.
July 18, 2005, 8:31 a.m. CST
nah, studio pressure is forcing the code JUSTIN BAILEY to be shown in the intro credits, meaning the film will skip over the majority of the source material, and Samus will just run around in a bikini the whole time
July 18, 2005, 8:34 a.m. CST
by Childe Roland
...on a couple of things. Is it definitely set on Mars now? Are those game characters, in fact, credited the way they're mentioned (because then the question of whether they came from Hell or not is kind of answered). Is the Rock really gay?
July 18, 2005, 8:51 a.m. CST
Some games are movies unto themselves. No film could do the Half-Life games justice.
July 18, 2005, 9:02 a.m. CST
It was a hommage to an old Bogey-film, which starts in the POV until you see Humphrey Bogart. But the TFTC Episode was great. Directed by Zemeckis and also starring John Lithgow. I think the title was "YOu, Murderer!"
July 18, 2005, 9:03 a.m. CST
It is possible that a Half-Life movie could be at least good, however. They have the framework of a good story that could definitely fleshed out into a good script. Mind you, so do many other games and comics which have been made into movies but we all know that turned out. Still we can dream, can't we?
July 18, 2005, 9:15 a.m. CST
I remember that TFTC episode and I agree it was a great episode. The main character is murdered and his watching the whole plot fall apart. I hope the Doom movie turns out ok, and there is always the chance it will. So long as it stays rated R. I find it illogical to make a game restricted to kids but then turn about and make the friggin movie ok for kiddie. and I'm pretty sure the Rock is married with at least one kiddo.
July 18, 2005, 9:17 a.m. CST
that's the only game I've ever played, and it would be a pretty sweet movie.
July 18, 2005, 9:18 a.m. CST
by Trevor Goodchild
C64 users will know.
July 18, 2005, 9:18 a.m. CST
Always have. Glad to here those rumors about it not being hell or mars were bogus. Can't wait! Even if it sucks, I'll probably still enjoy it.
July 18, 2005, 9:34 a.m. CST
when it was called "Aliens."
July 18, 2005, 10:27 a.m. CST
Just wanted to say that's one of my favorite TFTC episodes, right up there with the Joe Pesci and twins episode and the siamese-twins ice cream man episode. Glad that show is being released on DVD.
July 18, 2005, 11 a.m. CST
Yeah, that's still one of the greatest games ever made. I can't help but wonder what the point is with a lot of these game-to-movie adaptations, but this is suddenly sounding like it might actually be all right.
July 18, 2005, 11:17 a.m. CST
As opposed to changing a concept from what made it entertaining in the first place?
July 18, 2005, 11:19 a.m. CST
Quint, really, come now, 'respecting the source material'? It's a plotless video game.
July 18, 2005, 11:38 a.m. CST
was really selling this movie to the "fan of the game" demographic. It didn't feel as geniune as panels usually do. I guess it's a minor risk to lie to the fans. I have a hard time believing anyone would lie like that. The trailer looks a lot like AVP. And I think it should be stressed that, ultimately, the plot will be about the monsters trying to reach Earth. The FPS scene is really awesome. As a general non-fan of first person shooters, it got me excited over how well it was done. Within the first few seconds, when he first cocks his gun, the gun looks like it would in most first person shooters as it comes in and out of view (like a smooth, "humanless" quality), and it got the crowd excited. It just felt like good filmmaking. Even if the movie sucks, the FPS sequence has the potential to be remembered...
July 18, 2005, 11:48 a.m. CST
But I was also looking forward to resident evil and AVP, piles of shit that they were. Im going to buy the rights before Paul Anderson decides to fuck up this classic.
July 18, 2005, 11:49 a.m. CST
by Obscene OAP
If it ain't a comic, or an old tv show, or a videogame, or an old movie, then it ain't being made in Hollywood today. AICN should be ashamed plugging anything out of Hollywood. Geeks should be ashamed. They killed Hollywood. Guilty as charged. C
July 18, 2005, 12:06 p.m. CST
I will be there.
July 18, 2005, 12:33 p.m. CST
by Doom II
Better late than never (I hope). I agree that the potential is there. Regardless of how good or bad this movie is, the games will live FOREVER! If this movie rocks, I suppose a Quake movie will not be far behind.
July 18, 2005, 12:38 p.m. CST
by Lando Griffin
Finally (sounds like) some faithful adaptation instead of the "re-imagining", "re-vamping", "re-envisioning" line we usually get.
July 18, 2005, 12:41 p.m. CST
by Doom II
A few years back, I read an interview with Johnny Depp and he said that during the filming of Sleepy Hollow, he became completely addicted to Quake. He would play it in his trailer for hours every day. This leads into my next memory from 3 days ago....the new Willy Wonks sucks. Depp made a HORRIBLE choice to make Wonka a pasty, germaphobic asexual wierdo. Too bad.
July 18, 2005, 12:58 p.m. CST
by The Heathen
Where else could a video game movie be good? Joking aside, I do hope this manages to be decent - and screw Uwe Boll!!!
July 18, 2005, 1:04 p.m. CST
If they did, would Bret Ratner still be directing X3?
July 18, 2005, 1:19 p.m. CST
sweet as the fps sequence sounds, if it is much longer than 3 minutes and is as busy as it sounds, there will be plenty of people refilling their popcorn buckets (with sick). Hopefully its a nice steadycam journey, rather than an epileptic hellride, like the taxi chase in bourne supremacy, only with demons n guns.
July 18, 2005, 1:22 p.m. CST
Marines battle supernatural forces, possibly from hell, in a futuristic setting? Isnt this event horizon?
July 18, 2005, 1:36 p.m. CST
I was the asian guy in the lower right corner. So I got that going for me. Which is nice.
July 18, 2005, 1:41 p.m. CST
All we've been reading about was how much the flick was gonna suck Imp testicles. To read this new imformation from the CC panel is just shocking. Like black penis in your anus waking you up in the morning kinda shock. This new info got me revved up for this movie. I'm actually kinda excited to see this.
July 18, 2005, 1:56 p.m. CST
How's about an MDK movie for Pete's sake? Shiny's great sense of humor and design sense in a movie? Could be good. Or bad, I guess...
July 18, 2005, 2 p.m. CST
From an interview with total film(i think) the rock revealed that his character, sarge, gets mutated at the end ie he becomes the end of level boss, if you will. I remember rocky refering to this mutated creature as the BMFOTP, or baddest motherfucker on the planet, if you will. So, that should be something to look forward to: Either the rock as herman munster, or another horrendous rock/cgi clusterfuck, a la the mummy returns. Still, it does point to the fact that if you die, you become re-animated, which was always the case with DOOM, right? dead marines as enemies, right? So... thats good, i guess. Zombies. And hell monsters. And mars (in some form). And the BFG, and a first person sequence... Yeah, it sounds pretty faithfull. Its got my ten bucks.
July 18, 2005, 2:01 p.m. CST
July 18, 2005, 2:03 p.m. CST
stop using "if you will" in sentences. It sounds really spastic.
July 18, 2005, 2:04 p.m. CST
I like that The Rock decided to take a secondary role, far from the egomaniacal standard. Now lets hope that they don't get the idea that his "star power" is more important than preserving the tone of the film and fuck things up as usual. Although I am very weary of video game to film translations, the POV shots alone should prove interesting. I see a trend coming...
July 18, 2005, 2:38 p.m. CST
by Aphex Twin
July 18, 2005, 2:40 p.m. CST
by Aphex Twin
I always thought X-COM would make a great movie, however Independence Day kind of killed it. Oh well...
July 18, 2005, 2:50 p.m. CST
Speaking of X-Com, I'd love to play an updated version of it. Does such a beast exist?
July 18, 2005, 3:23 p.m. CST
Oh, and Paradroid ruled! Old Skool gamers UNITE!!!!!!! Turrican the Movie. In theaters 2007!!!!
July 18, 2005, 3:53 p.m. CST
As the kind of gamer who reminisces about the years '92-'96 with tears in his eyes, I was one of the loudest assailants of the whole Doom movie enterprise when I heard about the utter rape of the original ideas which had been planned for the film. Needless to say, this latest news does pique my interest quite a bit and goes a long way in helping me regain my confidence in the project. Still, I can't help but wonder how something so seemingly set in stone could turn out to be untrue this late in the game. Had virtually everyone been previously misinformed? Or did the howls of derision from greying, battle-scarred, old school FPS gamers put the fear of Jeebus in the cold, mancubus hearts of the studio execs? Either way -- lock and load, bitches!
July 18, 2005, 3:57 p.m. CST
July 18, 2005, 4:02 p.m. CST
Sounds good. The FPS sequence sounds great and should be a highlight even if the rest of the film sucks - and I dont think it will. Any news if the Crazy Taxi movie is still being made? That would rank among such greats as Super Mario Bros. and Streetfighter in the movie-of-a-game shitpile list.
July 18, 2005, 4:18 p.m. CST
July 18, 2005, 4:58 p.m. CST
They should make a CG Frogger movie! Oh wait, Pixar stole that idea twice already for "Toy Story 2" and "Finding Nemo". Anyhow, if this turned into a sci-fi horror reminiscent of "Aliens" I wouldn't mind. What would take it to an interesting new place would be chilling sets involving satanic iconography like in the game. Some levels from the original game gave me the heebie jeebies just because they were so grotesquely evil. It was almost to the point that I wanted to stop playing after staring at pillars of glowy eyed satyrs staring at me with blood flowing from their mouths. <shivers>
July 18, 2005, 5:01 p.m. CST
@#$% I'd be pleased if they just remarketed the original X-com game without all the bugs.<br>As for updated sequels to X-Com, they made a FPS to it some years back that tanked.
July 18, 2005, 5:10 p.m. CST
by Mr. Profit
7 films in development or ready for release. Good for him. He was the more charismatic of the 2 of them, and Walking Tall wasn't bad. And The Rundown underrated. I hope Doom is good and breaks the videogame = crappy film curse.
July 18, 2005, 6:49 p.m. CST
but I was watching Entertainment Tonight this evening and it had a blurb on Comic Con and how Natalie Portman was there to promote V is for Vendetta. Just wanted to point out that with her little peach fuzz head (just starting to grow back), she is pretty much the most gorgeous human alive.
July 18, 2005, 7:04 p.m. CST
by Darth Philbin
if anyone is selling weed, please IM me.
July 18, 2005, 8:47 p.m. CST
by Gheorghe Zamfir
Excuse the pun, but what, was all the talk about this not being on Mars and no Hell so on and so on just bogus? I swear that wasn't just rumor too, but guys like the writer and director saying it. Weird.
July 18, 2005, 8:56 p.m. CST
End of Days anyone?
July 18, 2005, 9:03 p.m. CST
by iron pills
This movie at least sounds interesting. I was making this out to be another horrible game adaptation, but it sounds promising. Doom 3 the game was excellent, by the way. Never played it on the computer, but got it for X-BOX. Which, thinking about it now, a Half-Life movie wouldn't be so bad. Edward Norton would make an excellent Gordon Freeman.
July 18, 2005, 10 p.m. CST
I bet the Rock has a tight ass.
1st C64 game clocked http://tinyurl.co.uk/index.htmI ZZAP.Good days indeed.I was hoping the twist in this film would be K.Urban dying half way through and the Peoples Champion would take over but still,it sounds like a good laugh,I'll probably catch this on TV,can't handle FPS on games let alone a big screen.Good luck to them.I miss Rock promo's,that guy is one of the best of all time.
1st C64 game clocked http://tinyurl.co.uk/sjh6 Good days indeed.I was hoping the twist in this film would be K.Urban dying half way through and the Peoples Champion would take over but still,it sounds like a good laugh,I'll probably catch this on TV,can't handle FPS on games let alone a big screen.Good luck to them.I miss Rock promo's,that guy is one of the best of all time.
July 18, 2005, 11:24 p.m. CST
Scorpion King...Walking Tall..Be cool....
July 19, 2005, 12:38 a.m. CST
by Serious Black
But you're right, having The Rock in a motion picture is not exactly a stamp of quality.
July 19, 2005, 1:01 a.m. CST
And you cannot hold your flashlight and eat popcorn at the same time. Sorry.
July 19, 2005, 1:33 a.m. CST
July 19, 2005, 4:06 a.m. CST
That would be like, totally cool, dude.
July 19, 2005, 9:12 a.m. CST
Man, that was like a second kick to the nuts. We laughed at it really hard for like, 2 mins and then went back to something like Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 and taking little kids money with 23 hit combos. Ah, wasted youth. Anyway, Doom will rock for me if I get to see a pov of a Cacodemon taking a chainsaw to the face.
July 19, 2005, 12:51 p.m. CST
Despite the fact that none of the Rock's films have been brilliant, he has shown a decent amount of charisma on screen for an action hero. Though he ought to try choosing some more cerebral parts and challenging his limits as an action star, I could see him making something brilliant with some guidance.
July 19, 2005, 4:56 p.m. CST
Nice. Second fucking story about this movie i've seen and it's already fucking spoiled. WAY TO FUCKING GO.
July 19, 2005, 5:46 p.m. CST
Ha! he's funny... i'll just see it cos he's in it. the game used to scare the shit outta me, and i seriously doubt that this film will. Cos films just arent scary these days. Many of them suck. but The Rock's in it. great.
July 19, 2005, 7:37 p.m. CST
by Jesus Q.
In Hard Boiled! Just what hollywood needs, another movie that act like an fucking video game.
July 19, 2005, 8:24 p.m. CST
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July 19, 2005, 11:23 p.m. CST
by Jesus Q.
a slight change of the german tax laws (as currently proposed), and your wildest dreams come true. http://slate.msn.com/id/2117309/
July 20, 2005, 1:29 a.m. CST
all i know is that they better not fuck around with the Halo movie.
July 20, 2005, 2:51 a.m. CST
by Bombero Atomico
we must see a toolbar with health, Karl Urban's head and weapon info. It's looking good for videogame movies. Peter Jackson's Donkey Kong with Jack Black as jumpman looks pretty interesting.
July 20, 2005, 4:05 a.m. CST
The first thing I thought of while reading this was the 1947 'Lady in the Lake' Phillip Marlowe movie as well. It was a failed experiment that proves extended first-person POV is an absolutely awful concept when used in film. (The only time you see the lead actor is when he's standing in front of a reflective surface). It slows the pacing to an almost imperceptable crawl and is alienating to the audience. Check it out sometime for a truly bizarre viewing experience.
July 20, 2005, 9:21 a.m. CST
And this Doom film has grabbed my interest so far. Now all they need is a good trailer to sell it to me. I'm all for a Metal Gear movie based on the original games. Leave the Solid ones as are, they're films in themselves. Though I would love the thought of an anime series covering the whole Metal Gear storyline from start to recent.
July 20, 2005, 10 p.m. CST
There has to be a wisecrackin' computer hacker guy named Chip! preferably black and full of harsh language!
July 21, 2005, 4:51 p.m. CST
I was at this panel at comic con and had an utterly different take than Quint. It truly looked like the worst piece of crap I've ever ever ever seen in my entire life. I can't even begin to tell you how mindless the producers' comments were, and how stupid the movie looked. Everyone where I was sitting was heckling the ridiculous first person shooter clip. It was boring, silly, ultra-violent, and really just pretty dumb.
July 21, 2005, 8:11 p.m. CST
July 21, 2005, 8:25 p.m. CST
I think the closest thing to fanfic I