DOOM Movie Q&A

By Maarten Goldstein, Aug 27, 2004 7:59pm PDT

GameDaily conducted a DOOM movie Q&A with Todd Hollenshead which you can read about here. The id Software CEO is asked about the current status of the project, the story, budget and movie franchise plans. After many years, it looks like we'll finally get the DOOM movie.

GD: What are your hopes and goals in terms of bringing Doom to the big screen? TH: I want to see the movie be true to what the legacy of the DOOM games mean to fans. Scary, intense, lots of action, and consistent with what we've done in the games. However, movies and games are different media, so some things will and should be different. I'm not looking for "DOOM 3: The Movie" and that's not what it will be. The script is not based on the DOOM 3 story, but is based on the DOOM universe, so fans will see plenty in the movie that they will recognize from the game.

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  • Well, I think the subject matter is good, but unfortunately there's always the game -> movie curse looming in the background. Even though it won't be based on DOOM3, a similar story compressed down to 2 hours could be fun to watch.

    Do some good characterization and scifi BS for the first 15 minutes or so, at which point all said characters are summarily owned. To be DOOM it'd have to follow just one marine, but maybe he could bump into more people on the way, or they could hang around longer. (like the dude with the lantern)

    The big determining factor, unfortunately, is the one thing we can't know right now. Just all the little decisions made every day in writing and producing the thing that make it either cool or stupid.

    Rated R plz. Media uproar thx.