Release Date: 21st October 2005 (USA)
Character Played: Pinky
Synopsis: The film is adapted from the plotline for the id Software and Activision video game Doom 3. The story is set at a Mars space station, where an aerospace conglom is conducting secret experiments when something unleashes a demonic force that threatens to overtake the facility.
One character is a technician called "Pinky" who has a cybernetic wheelchair thanks to a bad teleporting accident. Pinky later mutates into something remotely resembling a creature from Doom 3. Producers claim that the film will be more of a horror than an action shooter.
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24th August 2005: Full theatrical Doom trailer now online
The full trailer is now online at Yahoo Movies here.
28th July 2005: Official Doom Movie website launched
The Official Doom Movie website is here.
27th July 2005: Doom trailer now online
FilmForce has the Doom trailer here.
21st July 2005: Reports from Comic-Con 2005: Doom will be "unapologetic as hell, faithful and gory"
Following The Rock and Karl Urban's visit to Comic-Con there is now much more information about the Doom movie. Here are some soundbites, click on the links for the full reports:
"It's unapologetic as hell, faithful and gory." Prowrestling.com
"..every effort was being made to make the movie faithful to the game and that it will be a R rated film. While there will be some CGI, the Doom monsters like the Baron, the Imp and the Pinky Demon will mostly be real monsters created by the Stan Winston Studios" GameCloud
"The intensity of the game is in the movie, from minute 5 we're there. Non-stop train ride to Hell."" Aint It Cool News
You can also see a video of the Doom Panel here, courtesy of FilmForce
4th July 2005: Lots more Doom info
There's more information about the film at the First 4 Figures website here.
The Rock and Karl Urban will be appearing at Comic-Con 2005 at 11.30am on Sunday 17th July to talk about Doom
The Doom logo has been released:
You can see a larger version here.
5th May 2005: More Doom pics and info
There is more info about Doom (including a preview of their set visit) and 3 more pics here courtesy of FilmForce.
25th April 2005: Doom release delayed
According to the official site at Universal Pictures Doom's release date has been put back to the 21st of October 2005.
29th March 2005: Doom set for August 2005 release
According to IMDb.com Doom is going to be released internationally in August this year. Here are the dates given so far:
5th August 2004 (US, Canada, Netherlands)
12th August 2005 (Belgium, France, Germany, Finland, Iceland)
19th August 2005 (UK, Sweden, Argentina)
25th August 2005 (Czech Republic)
7th March 2005: The Rock reveals more about Doom
The Rock solidifies Doom movie role
Actor reveals bits about the shooter-based project on his Daily Show appearance; confirms filming just wrapped up.
Actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson revealed more information on the upcoming Doom film, based on id Software's hit franchise. Johnson, who was on The Daily Show With Jon Stewart promoting the film Be Cool, was prodded by Stewart about another upcoming project.
"The film is Doom," admitted Johnson, "We just wrapped it." After Stewart asked the part-time WWE wrestler if he played a "creature," Johnson responded, "No, I'm the one," to which Stewart elatedly brought his hands to his face and screamed, "You're the dude!"
Confusion as to whether The Rock or actor Karl Urban of the Lord of the Rings trilogy fame would be the film's main star still remains. Urban's character, John Grimm, is the leader of a special-operations group that includes Johnson's character, listed only as "Sarge." The Rock was earlier quoted by Empire Online as saying, "Without giving the movie away, I play the ultimate [censored]. It'll be great. But you don't know I'm [censored]."
Taking much of its inspiration from the PC game Doom 3, the film will take place in a paramilitary research facility on Mars, where things go awry and hell is literally raised. Some theories say that the Rock is actually Satan in disguise, which would tie in to the film and game's devilish setting.
Johnson let on about his excitement for the film. "Here's the great thing about Doom... It's rated 'R,' it's unapologetic, just like the video game. I love blowing [expletive] up, and in this movie..." Johnson also gave details about the legendary BFG, calling it a "bio-force gun," rather than the more profane term gamers pegged the acronym as standing for.
Doom the movie is expected to hit the screen in August and is being directed by Cradle 2 the Grave director Andrzej Bartkowiak. Contrary to earlier reports by id Software, the film is indeed being developed by Universal Pictures and will costar Die Another Day's Rosamund Pike in a less villainous role.
The Rock on Doom
Be Cool star The Rock visited The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and revealed some new bits about Universal's Doom adaptation. Pro Wrestling Torch has the highlights:
The Rock tells John that he just finished taping the movie Doom and it is now entering post production. He actually plays the main title character in the film. The flick is funny, but it is rated R, as it is unapologetic, like the game. He loves blowing stuff up. He recalls the actor who said he doesn't like to use guns or blow things up, but Rock says he's not like that. He loves using powerful weapons He gets to use a bio force gun in the movie and the letters "BFG" is actually written on the big friggin' gun. So he had a great time doing that movie.
Sources: GameSpot.com & Coming Soon
7th February 2005: Doug Jones' Doom Journal
You can read the journal of Doug Jones who worked on the Doom movie shoot here.
15th December 2004: Doom tentatively set for a 2006 release date
This article says that Doom will probably be released in 2006:
Karl Urban facing certain Doom
The Hollywood Reporter says The Lord of the Rings and The Bourne Supremacy star will headline Universal's game adaptation.
Several weeks ago, Variety reported that Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson was in negotiations to star in Universal Pictures' upcoming adaptation of Doom. Today, it seems that the lead role has been given to an actor with less physical and more dramatic muscle. The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Karl Urban has been cast as the film's hero.
Hailing from New Zealand, Urban first drew public attention as the handsome-but-cruel Roman Caesar on Xena: Warrior Princess. Since then, though, he has found far greater renown as the Rohan prince Eomer in The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Most recently, he appeared in the ill-fated The Chronicles of Riddick and the well-received The Bourne Supremacy.
Interestingly, the Reporter article spilled some plot details about the Doom film. Instead of a nameless space marine taking on the legions of hell while solo, "Urban will play John Grimm, the leader of a special ops team." The Reporter also said "when dealing with alien demons," Urban's character "is forced to cross paths with the organization responsible for his parents' deaths." The article did not mention the film's screenwriter, although Cinescape's ever-useful Development Heck feature credits one Dave Callaham with the script.
Directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak, Doom is currently in preproduction and is tentatively set for a 2006 release date.