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Comic-Con: Quint's got good news for DOOM fans!!!

Published at: July 18, 2005, 1:18 a.m. CST by staff

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with the first report since the Con closed its doors today. Today I saw two panels, which I'll fill you in on before backtracking and hitting the stuff I missed last night. First up is DOOM.

I had written DOOM off after all the word starting coming out on how there was no Hell, no Mars and no creatures from the games. If they cut out Hell and Mars and creatures, then they were obviously going for a PG-13. I figured why the hell call it DOOM? I had really written it off as yet another shitty video game adaptation.

However, at the panel today they revealed some surprises... Id Software has been involved since the beginning, the producers, filmmakers and stars all wanted to make a movie that respected the source material and the studio was willing to put it out R-rated.

Confirmed in the movie: MARS! IMPS! HELLKNIGHT! THE BARON! PINKY DEMONS! GORE!

This made me smile. They premiered the trailer and then showed a clip that truly won me over... I'll get to those after the tidbits of info gleaned from the panel featuring producers John Wells, Lorenzo DiBoneventura, Todd Hollenshead (Id CEO), Karl Urban and The Rock.

TIDBITS:

-Karl Urban is the main character, not The Rock, who plays Sarge. The Rock liked that character better.

SPOILER

-The Rock liked the character of Sarge better because he could explore his "darker side" and because his character "has a great twist at the end."

END SPOILER

-Karl and The Rock both played the original DOOM as well as its sequels, especially DOOM 3.

-The Rock on the film: "It's unapologetic as hell, faithful and gory."

-The Demons and Monsters are based off of the creatures in DOOM 3.

-They recreated sets directly from the game, like corridors and labs and even made the computer screens in the movie have the same style as what's on the computer screens in the game.

-Why The Rock wanted to do the DOOM movie: "I realized I could shoot the BFG."

-All the Army guys are were trained by ex-British Army Vet with 25 years of extreme badassness.

-The BFG was huge, according to The Rock.

-Stan Winston created most of the monsters, with the creative team behind the movie deciding against overusing CG.

-The monsters are big, most between 6 and 9 feet tall (and these are practical effects).

-"The intensity of the game is in the movie," said The Rock. From minute 5 we're there. Non-stop train ride to Hell."

-The young screenwriter Dave Callaham is very protective of the game.

-Lorenzo on the plot: He wouldn't go into it much but he did say, "A team on Mars chasing real evil, bad things."

-When pressed about differences between the games and the movie, Lorenzo said that we'll see how the monsters came about (Maybe this means no hell? Not sure.) and the evil little buggers get a chance to fuck up the Earth. Interesting...

TRAILER & CLIP:

The trailer was really polished and sweet looking. I'd bet you'll see it very soon, either online or in theaters. The atmosphere looks very much like DOOM 3. The corridors are right out of the game with the steel grating and claustrophobic walls.

In the trailer we get to see zombies and glimpses of the rest of the creatures as well as The Rock firing the BFG at an Imp. The look of the blast and the sound of it could have been lifted straight out of the game. Overall it was pretty cool.

The clip was what got me. It was about 3 minutes and it was called FPS something or other and there is a reason for it. We were told before it played that the clip showed something that hasn't been done in film before... they're kind of right... this has been done (POV... DePalma and Carpenter specifically use it well), but not in the context in which they did it.

The clip begins with Karl Urban a little beat up, sitting on the floor with his back to a cabinet. There's a girl in the room with him. He falls and goes unconscious (at first I thought he had died) as the camera pushes into his eye. After a bright flash we're in Urban's POV. He gets to his feet, looks around the room. It's empty. No girl. He walks to a mirror and we see Urban (reflection), wiping a line of blood from his cheek. He locks and loads a gun and leaves the room.

This is where it really got me geeky. I love FPS (First Person Shooters) games and that love started with DOOM and Wolfenstein back in the day. So, it stands to reason that I loved the clip that followed because it was all done as a live action first person shooter.

The sounds, the score (temp, natch), the lighting and the sets were all straight out of the game. From the second he walks out the door, you hear the creatures and zombies. He comes upon the zombies first, taking them out with shots to the chest, then head. The gun is lower right screen the whole time. After a zombie or creature is shot, the gun ducks below frame and the reloading sound happens.

The camera movement, the strife moves... all looks great... a real live action video game sequence. It's pretty specific in the details... like the zombies are fairly easy to kill, while the Imps take a few more shots to kill and the big clawed fuckers take a lot of ammo... matter of fact, in the video, the first time we see one of these guys he gets about 5 seconds of ammo pumped into him before the gun tilts over and shoots the explosive tank next to it covering the demon in flames. The demon claws at itself as if trying to tear at the flames.

There are jump moments here that are great, like turning a corner, looking to one direction, seeing a blood-covered closed door, turning in the other direction and seeing nothing... walking down the corridor, then turning back to see a zombie right there. A quick shot from the shotgun (it changes from automatic rifle to shotgun about halfway through the scene) takes his head right off.

Most importantly the atmosphere survived. The scene shown was more actiony, but even here you can see how dark the corridors are, how the tight the space is...

I was really shocked. This panel completely turned me around. The whole movie might be bullshit, but this whole sequence was kick-ass... My favorite part... after shooting a ton of Imps and reloading, the camera is moving down a dark corridor. It pans casually to the left to see a vague shape and sends off one shot in a knee-jerk way. After a beat we see that the shape was Karl Urban's face. It was the reflection of the POV and there's a bullet mark on the steel or whatever the reflective surface was. I've done that a dozen times while playing. That made me smile.

The clip ended with one of the big fuckers swiping at us and hitting us. You hear Urban grunting and then he's knocked off the ledge (still all in POV). He grabs a grenade (looked more like a timed mine from the GoldenEye game), places it on the floor and rolls out of the way as the big fucker jumps down. The explosive goes off and the left hand blocks some of the exploding creature as it comes up to block the debris and blinding flash.

This was all about 3 minutes and Lorenzo said that it was only half of what the FPS sequence is.

If the whole movie had been shot like this it would have been very interesting, but would alienate a huge part of the audience. I love that they made this nod to the fans as well as showing a sequence uniquely. Maybe a certain videogame director can learn a thing or two from this bit, at least. They made a section feel and look like part of the game without editing in footage from DOOM 1 or 2.

Anyway, I'll leave you with a picture from the panel when they somehow started joking about The Rock and Karl Urban being gay lovers. The below pic is after Dwayne says, "Now he knows why they call me The Rock!"

I got tons more, so keep checking back, squirts! See ya' then!

-Quint





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  • July 18, 2005, 1:21 a.m. CST

    How can this movie be any good?

    by AlwaysThere

    I dont see it happening.

  • July 18, 2005, 1:36 a.m. CST

    i dunno

    by MisterCynic

    but the fps sequence sounds sweet to me.

  • July 18, 2005, 1:36 a.m. CST

    Paperboy The Motion Picture

    by The Ghost of Marcus Brody

    would make a better movie than this.

  • July 18, 2005, 1:39 a.m. CST

    Attack of the Mutant Camels: The Movie.

    by Grando

    Yeah! Jeff Minter 4 Ever!

  • July 18, 2005, 1:40 a.m. CST

    WOW, I had no hope for the film, but now....

    by warp11

    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

    Any news on the Metroid movie?

    by warp11

    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

    Still doubtful

    by VitaminJ

    Doom 3, the game, was a huge disappointment. I hope the movie isn't as shallow.

  • July 18, 2005, 1:48 a.m. CST

    You know, the funny thing is, I really CAN smell what the Rock i

    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

    children of doom

    by whatyoufear

    would have been great if lynch had directed

  • July 18, 2005, 2:24 a.m. CST

    this actually sounds decent now

    by Krangelus

    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

    Uh-oh...

    by kintar0

    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

    Uwe Boll is directing Castle Wolfenstein

    by Det. John Kimble

    No Nazis, they're doing it with weimeraners instead.

  • July 18, 2005, 3:14 a.m. CST

    The FPS Scene Sounds Horrible

    by Playhouse

    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

    DOOM is gonna kick some serious ASS, BABY!!!!!!!! YEAH!!!!!!!!!!

    by zillabeast

    I'm fuckin psyched after reading that!!!!! Bring it on!!!!!!!!!!!

  • July 18, 2005, 3:54 a.m. CST

    Fuck

    by GiftedInThePants

    Actually sounds like a decent adaptation. FINALLY

  • July 18, 2005, 4:23 a.m. CST

    Horseshit.

    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.

  • Or even a Warcraft / Diablo movie???

  • July 18, 2005, 4:35 a.m. CST

    Hell

    by Shan

    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

    DOOM: The Movie DVD - Destined For A Bargain Bucket Near You SOO

    by IAmMrMonkey

  • July 18, 2005, 7:06 a.m. CST

    Chances of this movie being good?

    by Dr_Zoidberg

    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

    About the FPS

    by John-Locke

    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

    Point of View origins

    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

    Bogie

    by Groggy

    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

    Huh.

    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

    "And if you finish the film version of Metroid in under 2 hours

    by FuriousStyles

    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

    So, in reading this, I'm still unclear...

    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

    Half-Life movie

    by JediStryker

    Some games are movies unto themselves. No film could do the Half-Life games justice.

  • July 18, 2005, 9:02 a.m. CST

    Groggy! There was a Bogey POV episode in Tales From The Crypt

    by DerLanghaarige

    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

    Half Life movie

    by Shan

    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

    ooooo...my first post ever

    by M_S_Shadow

    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

    wtf ever happened to starcraft?

    by PVIII

    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

    Paradroid-The Movie

    by Trevor Goodchild

    C64 users will know.

  • July 18, 2005, 9:18 a.m. CST

    I hold out hope for this movie...

    by jimmy_009

    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

    I really liked the first time i saw this movie

    by K|LLDOZER

    when it was called "Aliens."

  • July 18, 2005, 10:27 a.m. CST

    Tales From the Crypt

    by DanielKurland

    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

    starcraft

    by RorschachSaviour

    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

    Brilliant. Did some suit finally decide to base a game movie on

    by Darksider

    As opposed to changing a concept from what made it entertaining in the first place?

  • July 18, 2005, 11:19 a.m. CST

    I am breathlessly waiting for the announcement of a Q-Bert movie

    by JohnnyTremaine

    Quint, really, come now, 'respecting the source material'? It's a plotless video game.

  • July 18, 2005, 11:38 a.m. CST

    The Panel

    by sidneydada

    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

    Q-Bert Movie: I'd watch that

    by MarlboroMan

    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

    Original ideas are DEAD

    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

    If Stan Winston did the creatures, and they used as little CGI a

    by uberman

    I will be there.

  • July 18, 2005, 12:33 p.m. CST

    They started talking about a Doom Movie back in '95...

    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

    Agreed Darksider

    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

    One more thing about Quake....

    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

    Ha! I found the new Forbidden Zone

    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

    "I wonder if Studios watch these TBs as much as people say they

    by www.valiens.com

    If they did, would Bret Ratner still be directing X3?

  • July 18, 2005, 1:19 p.m. CST

    Mmmm.... motion sickness....

    by Bubastis

    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

    Oh, and i forgot:

    by Bubastis

    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 in the original Doom TV Commercial

    by GrandMuffTarkin

    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

    Wow. This is not what I expected to read about the Doom Movie.

    by Skeetshooter

    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

    MDK

    by NuteG

    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

    SPOILER the rocks big twist SPOILER

    by Bubastis

    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

    Ive got to

    by Bubastis

  • July 18, 2005, 2:03 p.m. CST

    Ive got to

    by Bubastis

    stop using "if you will" in sentences. It sounds really spastic.

  • July 18, 2005, 2:04 p.m. CST

    Sounds interesting...

    by Da'Moose

    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

    Starcraft did have a movie! It was just called Starship Troopers

    by Aphex Twin

  • July 18, 2005, 2:40 p.m. CST

    For all you old-school gamers out there....

    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

    X-Com

    by Phimseto

    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

    Isn't Laser Squad like a new version of X-Com?

    by Grando

    Oh, and Paradroid ruled! Old Skool gamers UNITE!!!!!!! Turrican the Movie. In theaters 2007!!!!

  • July 18, 2005, 3:53 p.m. CST

    Wow...

    by DocPazuzu

    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

    I'll be fucking rock hard if its fucking hard R!!

    by VatoLoco

    fuck yeah!!

  • July 18, 2005, 4:02 p.m. CST

    The first decent videogame movie?

    by dennett316

    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, 4:58 p.m. CST

    I got an idea!

    by caerlas

    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&#39;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

    X-Com

    by caerlas

    @#$% I&#39;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

    The Rock is kicking Diesel&#39;s ass.

    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&#39;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

    I know this isn&#39;t about Doom ...

    by Itchy

    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

    STAR WARS: GALAXIES the movie

    by Darth Philbin

    if anyone is selling weed, please IM me.

  • July 18, 2005, 8:47 p.m. CST

    So what the hell?

    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&#39;t just rumor too, but guys like the writer and director saying it. Weird.

  • July 18, 2005, 8:56 p.m. CST

    re: "If Stan Winston did the creatures, and they used as little

    by Jiggaman671

    End of Days anyone?

  • July 18, 2005, 9:03 p.m. CST

    Now....

    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&#39;t be so bad. Edward Norton would make an excellent Gordon Freeman.

  • July 18, 2005, 10 p.m. CST

    "I&#39;ll be fucking rock hard"

    by lutz

    I bet the Rock has a tight ass.

  • July 18, 2005, 10:47 p.m. CST

    by proper

    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&#39;ll probably catch this on TV,can&#39;t handle FPS on games let alone a big screen.Good luck to them.I miss Rock promo&#39;s,that guy is one of the best of all time.

  • July 18, 2005, 11:24 p.m. CST

    by proper

    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&#39;ll probably catch this on TV,can&#39;t handle FPS on games let alone a big screen.Good luck to them.I miss Rock promo&#39;s,that guy is one of the best of all time.

  • July 18, 2005, 11:24 p.m. CST

    The Rock&#39;s been cooking a pile of crap

    by Bong

    Scorpion King...Walking Tall..Be cool....

  • July 19, 2005, 12:38 a.m. CST

    I kinda liked Walking Tall. And The Rundown was almost okay.

    by Serious Black

    But you&#39;re right, having The Rock in a motion picture is not exactly a stamp of quality.

  • July 19, 2005, 1:01 a.m. CST

    Do you have to bring a flashlight to be able to see this damn mo

    by IAmJack'sUserID

    And you cannot hold your flashlight and eat popcorn at the same time. Sorry.

  • July 19, 2005, 1:33 a.m. CST

    story doesnt matter in this case

    by d8cam

  • That would be like, totally cool, dude.

  • July 19, 2005, 9:12 a.m. CST

    They did that once, with "Street Fighter : The Movie" the game.

    by Darksider

    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

    The Rock has potential

    by caerlas

    Despite the fact that none of the Rock&#39;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

    THANKS FOR THAT BIG FAT FUCKING SPOILER

    by zabbadoo

    Nice. Second fucking story about this movie i&#39;ve seen and it&#39;s already fucking spoiled. WAY TO FUCKING GO.

  • July 19, 2005, 5:46 p.m. CST

    The rock

    by Neaera

    Ha! he&#39;s funny... i&#39;ll just see it cos he&#39;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&#39;s in it. great.

  • July 19, 2005, 7:37 p.m. CST

    John Woo invented POV

    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

    IAmJack&#39;sUserID

    by MyNameDoesn'tFit

    Hahahahahahahaha.

  • July 19, 2005, 10:27 p.m. CST

    Marcus Brody only if he was crazy like the paperboy in Better O

    by TheButcher

  • July 19, 2005, 11:23 p.m. CST

    Pong - by Uwe Boll

    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

    Halo

    by mdot23

    all i know is that they better not fuck around with the Halo movie.

  • July 20, 2005, 2:51 a.m. CST

    During the POV shots...

    by Bombero Atomico

    we must see a toolbar with health, Karl Urban&#39;s head and weapon info. It&#39;s looking good for videogame movies. Peter Jackson&#39;s Donkey Kong with Jack Black as jumpman looks pretty interesting.

  • July 20, 2005, 4:05 a.m. CST

    Lady In The Lake

    by Legowombat

    The first thing I thought of while reading this was the 1947 &#39;Lady in the Lake&#39; 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&#39;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

    That german tax story was intriguing, who&#39;da thunk?

    by Johnno

    And this Doom film has grabbed my interest so far. Now all they need is a good trailer to sell it to me. I&#39;m all for a Metal Gear movie based on the original games. Leave the Solid ones as are, they&#39;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

    This movie will only be good on one condition!

    by Hypnos99

    There has to be a wisecrackin&#39; computer hacker guy named Chip! preferably black and full of harsh language!

  • July 21, 2005, 4:51 p.m. CST

    the most useless movie ever made

    by rozewalker

    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&#39;ve ever ever ever seen in my entire life. I can&#39;t even begin to tell you how mindless the producers&#39; 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

    Holy Tom Guycott impersonators telling jokes about the ill fate

    by Neosamurai85

    Man

  • July 21, 2005, 8:25 p.m. CST

    "I like the milk from the milkman&#39;s rice tits."

    by Neosamurai85

    I think the closest thing to fanfic I