The Rock is Doomed

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The recent success of Doom 3 in sales has given a boost to plans for the Doom movie which now has an officially confirmed cast and a steady director.
Dwayne Johnson, better known as The Rock, is now definitely doing the movie while Karl Urban, of Lord of the Rings fame, is also included in the cast list.

Urban, who recently appeared in The Chronicles of Riddick, is used to being cast as the bad guy in movies. Both in the Chronicles and in the Bourne Supremacy, Urban was on the wrong side of viewers affections. This time however, intriguingly, Urban is rumoured to be John Grimm, leader of a special operations team which visits Mars space station in order to combat a demonic invasion.

This leaves a question mark hanging over Mr. Johnson's part in the venture. If we eliminate all other factors, the one which remains must be the truth... so if The Rock isn't a good guy he must be a Bad guy and if that is the case it is unlikely that The mighty Rock would accept the role of a goon, so the most likely part for DJ is likely to be that of The Devil. It's too soon to have any confirmation on that but it is an exciting and positive concept, after all The Rock has never played the bad guy since launching his career as the Scorpion King in The Mummy Returns.

Such a part in a major production would mark an important stage in The Rock's career as he will be joining a small but elite group of actors who have portrayed Evil One, including Al Pacino and Robert De Niro. The Rock himself had, a couple of months ago in an interview with Empire, stated that he will be playing the ultimate bad guy.

The Doom movie project, which will follow a storyline similar to that of the Doom 3 video game, recently was handed to a new director, Andrzej Bartkowiak who has photographed an impressive selection of movies including another Evil project, The Devil's Advocate.

According to the latest news, Doom is being pushed full-steam-ahead, with shooting expected to start in mid-October, meaning that this may become DJs next project rather than John Woo's Spy Hunter.

One worrying aspect of this let's do this thing attitude may be the rumour suggesting that the movie may release in Summer 2005. Although perfectly feasible, such a release may mean that quality will be sacrificed in order to capitalize on the success of the game in time. After all the movie will be judged on how well it manages to recreate the tense atmosphere of the game and how creepy and scary it manages to become, no small task for any cast or director. We wholeheartedly wish the best of luck to the project since its success may help raise the quality level of all future game-to-movie projects.

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The Rock is Doomed

I don't know but The Rock would be a kick ass marine in Doom so I don't why they would have him play a potential bad guy. It would also be hard to see The Rock play a bad guy in the type of a Doom setting.You know the movie studios are running out of ideas when they have to resort to the conversion of a game to movie. I don't mind to a certain extent when they do this because I liked Tomb Raider and Resident Evil however, they coulda been a little better. I can't think of what other game to movies that are good except those 2 I mentioned.

The Rock is Doomed

ummm I've never seen the Chronicles of Ridd**k but I don't remember the rock ever being announced in the cast of that movie, maybe some who seen it can help me out on this was he actually in that movie

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I think its gonna be a good movie. D3 was about realism and that scary feeling. If they can have thouse monsters look real enough like in LOTR, it would deffenetly be a hit + a good story wouldnt hurt either!

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dear me, i was really loking forward to a doom 3 film. But judging by this chunk of n3ws it goingt to be dreadful! Is there a worse 'hard man' actor than the rock? hmm cant think of one, why have a stopid ex-wrestler do that stuf. Th news of karl urban is quite col i liked him in CoR and bourne supremacy, not sure if he is a big enough 'hard man'' to fill the boots of a marin etho..... They should of madde this more of a survival horrer movie

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It's just going to be overdone special effects. The story is going to be full of cheesey one-liners with a plot worse than Gili.If they got some decent actors, and quality writers, they might've had a slim chance of pulling it off. But this is just going to be crap.

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well.. you never know, it may be pants like that god awful res evil movie.but hopefully it may be quite smart like doom3, jumpy moments but also hoards of demons in a lotr's type flavor.

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im with J arthur on this onejust like RE2 was made for 15yr olds, this game is going to be geared to what hollywood sees as the "Gaming crowd". Which means they will find a way to get some naked shots in thier, plenty of gore, lots of huge explosions, and special effects. all this while keeping a PG-13 rating......oh and the cheesy one-liners.... they'll be their.... everywhere. This is definitly a movie i will not be going to see.maybe if they actually put some depth into it, and took another looks at the gmaing community as a whole.

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Dammit!! Was seriously looking forward to this movie, but now the stupid bitch ass rock is gonna be in it. That guy spoils any movie... oh well guess Ill have to wait and see it first then judge after.

The Rock is Doomed

Can you imagine, in the movie, a guy walking around for 2 hours with a flashlight in hand and monsters spawning exactly in front and behind him, over and over and over again... let's face it, Doom3 story sucked hairy 'nads, I just can't imagine how bad the movie could be...

The Rock is Doomed

the idea of a doom movie has been thrown around for ages u could preoberly bet on a longer development time then team fortress 2 :Pbut yeh game then movies are hard as to pull off ,lets just hope they can break that nasty moldthe rock is doing a sweet job for a former wrestler i like his style of acting.and knowing id those minions are just gonna look fantastic on big screen no more worrying about how many polys they can use now they can just go for it :)

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I wonder what the load times are gonna be for the movie and if their is gonna be flashlight mods and I wonder which television it's gonna look better on of if nVidia has a TV for this movie

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Me thinks that this will seriously suck...unless the director pulls something serioulsy amazing out of his ass as this is probably the worst Game>Movie conversion idea in a long while *cough*Tomb Raider*cough* :D

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Why oh why. The gfame is going to have a higher age rating than the movie, this cannot be right. Whast is the point of having age limits on games when the film companies are goin to try and make the film a PG to 15 age bracket for a bigger audience. This film will suck as it will be just doom3 game with artificial sweeteners added for our little teenage buddies. I am no longer a teenager and don't want to watch a film with a bunch of school kids who shouldn't have played the game in the first placed. All you out there over 20 do somthing and demand a film that is actually scary and rated 18 so we can have the doom3 scaryness. Is the film just gonna be a no blood and guts affair with the occasional quip and toilet humour jokes, ohhhhhhhh don't panick mr marine the mr devil will be mad at you, just get your big weapon out and show me what you can do. Spank those demons bottoms you big bad marine. (Yes this is how the film will turn out unless someone does something), oh yeah one more thing anyone wanna bet that there will be a love interest thown in for no reason as just to get some school girls in the cinema. HELPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP films just suck more each year and this is finding a whole new way to suck.

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Oh yeah the rock as the devil that camp ex-wrestler, why does he think he can act?, who is he paying to convince himself of this. DWAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYNE go back and play with your bumb buddies in WWE or whaever its called this week, you big gay waste of space.

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Maybe i should go to hollywood and write the next quake4 film. You crash land on Mars the main marine played by Sylvester stallone, odviously everyone else is dead as the screen cannot be taken up with actors as this will show how bad his acting is. He gets out the ship with of course a few scratchs, a gun, ammo and pulling lots of hilerious facial expressions trying to pull of someone who is slightly annoyed. As he looks around he sees a girl half naked (hallie berry anyone) in the distance running away, so he of course follows with a limp but he is strong he can handle it, then bang, a big explosion rocks the land and grunts suddenly surround him, all wearing the same costumes (its those cheap extras just being dressed up), with his little pistol he runs and shouts and jumps about with lots of slow motion camera shots and the matrix style still camera shots, this just keeps goin on in the same vain until he gets to his arch enemy (guess what it could be another devil by anychance), this will have to be played by Hmmmm Steven seagul so the devil will suddenly be a socalled martial arts expert for no reason, he has captured the girl and got her wearing even less clothes (as little as possible), she shouts and screams like a good woman actor does but has nothing to do with anything apart from pick up her cheque at the end of the filming, they have this big fight sly finds a big gun the same size as a house and kills the devil, get the girl and then the credits with my name as big as you have ever seen before, laughing at everyone who actually sat thorugh this garbage. Oh it must be am easy life being a film maker taking everyone for chumps.

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They should have carmac and newall as the main characters, runnig around tk'ing and using wall hacks with WWF wrestleing skins. And the whole thing should be put together with the Doom3 engine. Now that's be a movie!

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I'm sure the movie will have a better plot. That's how movies are made.They don't have to worry about gameplay, I think they will make this like an Alien movie but with zombies and on Mars. This movie has potential and they could make this really good. Especially if it will be rated 17+.The movie will NOT be made by iD Software. Why do you all say there will be no plot and it will suck? Hopefully this movie will get in the hands of a good director. I am not a fan of the rock though, I wouldn't care if he's in it but I don't want him to be main charactor.

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