Yeah, I couldn't resist. Despite what you think about the success of video games turned in to movie franchises, you have to admit that you are a little bit interested in what Hollywood does with this one. They've even decided to include a first-person shooter type camera angle, just for us. I can't wait; here's a press report straight from the horses mouth, with links to the trailer and some images too.
Doom is released on DVD in the US on 7th February. It'll also be coming to Europe soon after I'm sure.
Something has gone wrong at a remote scientific research station on Mars. All research has ceased. Communication has failed. And the messages that do get through are less than comforting.
It’s a level 5 quarantine and the only souls allowed in or out are the Rapid Response Tactical Squad – hardened marines armed to the teeth with enough firepower to neutralize any enemy… or so they think. The research being done at Odluvai station has unwittingly opened a door and all hell has broken loose. A legion of nightmarish creatures of unknown origin lurk behind every wall and stalk the countless rooms and tunnels of the facility, killing what few people remain.
Sealing off the portal to Earth, Sarge (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson), Reaper (Karl Urban) and their team must use every weapon at their disposal– and some they find along the way– to carry out their orders; nothing gets out alive. The game that electrified a generation leaps from the computer screen to the big screen as a terrifying science-fiction action adventure that will transport moviegoers to a dark and disturbing future with all the visceral excitement and horror that made its gaming predecessor a global phenomenon.
Universal pictures presents Doom, starring Karl Urban (The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Bourne Supremacy) as Reaper, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (The Scorpion King, The Rundown, Walking Tall) as Sarge and Rosamund Pike (Die Another Day, Pride and Prejudice) as Dr. Grimm. The film also stars DeObia Oparei, Ben Daniels, Raz Adoti, Richard Brake, Al Weaver and Yao Chin as members of the Rapid Response Tactical Squad and Dexter Fletcher as a wheelchair-bound communications officer.
Doom is directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak (Cradle 2 the Grave) and produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura (Constantine) and John Wells (Far From Heaven, White Oleander, television’s The West Wing). The film is written by David Callaham and Wesley Strick (from a story by Callaham), based on the id Software videogame “Doom 3.”
The behind-the-scenes team is led by director of photography Tony Pierce-Roberts (Underworld), production designer Stephen Scott (Hellboy), costume designer Carlo Poggioli (Van Helsing, Cold Mountain), SFX supervisor Kit West (The Bourne Supremacy, Dragonheart), VFX supervisor Jon Farhat (Blue Crush, The Nutty Professor I & II), creature FX supervisor John Rosengrant (Aliens) and editor Derek Brechin. Jeremy Steckler and Laura Holstein are co-executive producers.
4th Oct 04 With its fine blend of dark humour and shock horror, you will barely be able to avert your gaze from the screen; from the opening sequence on the desolate moors, to the thrilling finale in Piccadilly Circus.