DOOM Movie Update

By Maarten Goldstein, Dec 04, 2004 8:38am PST

There's a DOOM movie story on Dark Horizons, reporting from the set of the movie in Prague (thanks Blues News). In case you were looking for a movie taking place on Mars, with monsters coming from hell..well, look elsewhere.

The monsters have nothing to do with hell, the plot is not taking place on Mars and "space marines" are not well "space marines" as their outfits are more like SWAT team members. The story follows eight marines, teleported into a command centre of a secret base on a remote planet. There, they learn that something strange is happening and soon monsters start to appear. The monsters aren't from hell, but rather people mutated by some nasty super-virus although the monsters look very similar to those in the game. [...] There will be loads of shooting though, especially in the end where a large number of sequences will be shot purely in "first-person" perspective of the leading character (Karl Urban). The chainsaw and Bio Force Gun do appear in the film.

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  • Ok heres how I was thinking it was going down:

    1) Many years ago, when a Doom movie was suggested, Id software and John Carmack said they were accepting scripts and such, and had turned down a few, saying they "weren't Doom" and such.

    2) Since then, many movies, say like Resident Evil have had little (debatable I know, but bear with me) to do with the orgin of that which they came from. Yet they still manage to make money with the teen audience (the audience that sees the most movies)

    3) Id apparently changed their mind however and now we will be left with one of the most influential games turned movie... turned into something barely recognizable.

    _{*Then again, look at the track record of video game movies*}_

    1) Mortal Kombat <My personal favorite 'video-game-movie,' it still changed things, but remained... IMO true to itself, but no worries --> Remember the name "Paul Anderson" this is the good movie inspired by a game that he forgot all the lessons of>

    2) Mortal Kombat 2 <Why please why did they mess this up>

    3) Street Fighter <Way too many characters, nearly all of which were nothing like their personality, I mean come on guys, Ken and Ryu were gun smugglers, how do you come up with that anyway? Oh and BTW, just to ruin your life --> The guy that wrote this script publicy expressed a desire TO WRITE HALF-LIFE THE MOVIE a couple years ago... Sleep well>

    4) Tomb Raider <Jolie was perfect for part, too bad for the movie>

    5) Tomb Raider 2 <Oh man, I was coerced into watching it... My IQ dropped like lemmings leaping to oblivion>

    6) Resident Evil <Paul Anderson, vet of the first MK movie, created a divide of fans of the game and fans of the game who liked the movie and people who ONLY watched the movie>

    7) Resident Evil <No worries guys Anderson doesn't direct, but his friend does... Oh yeah, but he wrote the script because he was busy wrecking two franchises at the same time. Not every day do you get to do that. Of course Romero seemed to be pretty lazy, and never viewed the tape Capcom sent him of the game being played through from beginning to end to understand the story, he wrote Chris as being Native American or something, so either director you choose, they each wanted to do their own thing>

    8) Aliens vs Predator <Well, Anderson actually cemented his reputation to some fans, some of his circle even tried to pass around the blame--Oh and like I mentioned... Hes going to do more in this Dark Horse universe. Enjoy. Oh and yes, this was a comic first, but supposedly he checked out the game too>

    9) House of the Dead <Awhile back here on the good ol shack--not sure who it was, but someone said "Please stop giving this guy money" I could not agree more. To paraphrase Clerks "Well played Mr Boll, well played">

    10) Alone in the dark <Considered by many to be the inspiration for what is now Capcom's masterpiece: RE, Mr Boll is or has finished filming this movie, few people may remember the game on the PC, this may actually work in the movies favor... No one will know what hes changed>

    11) Bloodrayne <Well seriously folks, not too many people care about this one, but so far its a 'prequel' (I think) and thus will have nothing to do with the game, muwahaha, masterfully done Mr. Boll>

    --> Just for fun, lets add DOOM 3 to the list ok ?

    12) DOOM 3: The Movie


    A--> Removed any similarities to the after which our movie is named.
    B--> Renamed one of the first, and the most famous weapons: the BFG /*Did they really do this!?*/
    C--> Forgot publicly that HELL is where the bad guys come from.

    Awwww, lists are fun