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So..... (5, Funny)

FatherKabral (819599) | more than 9 years ago | (#10621033)

Who's going to play the big floating eye?

Re:So..... (4, Funny)

Xpilot (117961) | more than 9 years ago | (#10621061)

They could use the same guy who plays the big floating eye from "The Lord of the Rings".

Re:So..... (4, Funny)

BlackHawk-666 (560896) | more than 9 years ago | (#10621238)

Surely they would rather have the fine floating eye from "Big Trouble in Little China". Please don't tell his boss he's been sleeping.`

Re:So..... (4, Funny)

tepples (727027) | more than 9 years ago | (#10621067)

Who's going to play the big floating eye?

Probably whoever played Sauron, of course.

Re:So..... (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10621143)

He's a great actor, but I hear he's a total diva. If his assistant is late, all you hear is "WHERE ARE MY EYE DROPS?"

Re:So..... (1)

FatherKabral (819599) | more than 9 years ago | (#10621159)

Probably whoever played Sauron, of course. Maybe...but I'd be afraid of his flames burning up the set. The Doom eye was all squishy...Sauron was more flames and such.

You finish eating the floating eye corpse. (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10621071)

You feel a strange mental acuity.

Re:So..... (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10621127)

Stop guessing everybody. Its been anounced that Futurama has been cancled so that Leela can play the role of the big floaty eye.

FP? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10621038)

FP! I failed it.

Censorship? (4, Interesting)

2.7182 (819680) | more than 9 years ago | (#10621044)

I heard that an issue was the amount of goriness. Remember the soldiers hanging from meathooks ? Apparently the director wants to show that!

Re:Censorship? (4, Interesting)

telbij (465356) | more than 9 years ago | (#10621076)

Why would they censor it? They have that in Hellraiser, Event Horizon, Silence of the Lambs, etc...

Re:Censorship? (0, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10621107)

To get a wider audience of course. The target audience for this kind of movie is the teenage-to-young-adult group, and they'll lose out on a lot of money if they made it R-rated.

Re:Censorship? (5, Interesting)

stratjakt (596332) | more than 9 years ago | (#10621261)

Chicks got hung on a meathook back in Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and that guy was actually after a PG-13 rating.

People remember that as one of the goriest slasher flicks of all time, but if you watch the movie closely, you see very little actual blood or gore.

You see a girl being lifted up, camera cuts to the front, you see the washtub underneath her - you know what it's for, but there's no blood. Your imagination supplies the scary parts.

But of course, that was just good filmmaking, which I don't expect of a "Hey this is a popular game, I bet we could rake in a couple bucks, see if the Rock is available" flick.

Re:Censorship? (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10621119)

Yeah, but in all those films, they were white guys getting slaughtered. With this film, they're worried about upsetting the helldemon minority.

Re:Censorship? (3, Funny)

Feminist-Mom (816033) | more than 9 years ago | (#10621114)

Yes I read that too. He also wanted to show flesh splattering everywhere when a rocket is used in an enclosed area. A lot of money is going to be spent on CGI effects, like being melted in acid.

Re:Censorship? (5, Funny)

BabyDave (575083) | more than 9 years ago | (#10621235)

[Joke shamelessly pinched from a Charlie Brooker cartoon about the Doom movie from several years ago ... ]

The movie features a cameo appearance by Macauley Culkin:

Culkin I get strung up on a meathook and beaten insensible with a carjack. It's a great honour - apparently the part was written specifically for me.

That's going to be a real technical challenge (5, Funny)

Exmet Paff Daxx (535601) | more than 9 years ago | (#10621045)

How do you make a movie without vertical clipping? I think it's going to be a real challenge to explain to the audience why a rocket fired 300 feet below someone can hit them. Should make for interesting cinematography though.

That's not really very funny (0, Troll)

Jon Romero (630827) | more than 9 years ago | (#10621195)

Back when we were writing Doom the fact that we could even emulate 2d was a technical first. Don't try to tear down something you can't understand. I'm not upset that I wasn't consulted about this movie as I've wireframed all the original objects and mailed them on cd to the people involved. Yes, even the chainsaw. I'm as excited as you people to go see this in theatres.

I know that it didn't work out well as a game but I think Daikatana has potential for the screen as well.

Re:That's not really very funny (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10621254)

Is this a Troll? No, seriously, Daikatana? Uh?

Re:That's going to be a real technical challenge (4, Funny)

BlackHawk-666 (560896) | more than 9 years ago | (#10621274)

Just wait until they show off the BFG in Doom The Movie by firing a shot down a long hallway, then running into a small room and herding the poor demons around the room while waiting for the BFG shot to hit the end of the hallway, then blat, they all fall dead for *no apparent reason* :-)

BULLSHIT Alert... (1, Interesting)

MrRTFM (740877) | more than 9 years ago | (#10621048)

The IMDB site looks suspect - it has been tricked before ..

'GNAA' style movies have appeared there, and all the article links point to the one spot.

I would love to see a DOOM movie - I've only been waiting about 12 years now, but one day I hope it will come out...

Re:BULLSHIT Alert... (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10621137)

Whatever you may believe, "Gay niggers from outer space" is a real movie.
It's a danish short film.
Even though some of the COMMENTS on imdb are bogus, the info for gay niggers... is correct.
Go download it (or check with the danish film archive) if you're in doubt :P

Re:BULLSHIT Alert... (1, Insightful)

Qrlx (258924) | more than 9 years ago | (#10621149)

What is the appeal of a DOOM movie? Just to witness the bloodshed on the big screen?

I mean, I guess I love zombie movies and stuff, but it seems like a DOOM movie would be way too channeled towards the hardcore gamer audience and leave the other 98% of the population wondering "What's a BFG, and why does he wish he had one right now?" Another question they might have is 'Why doesn't that marine just pick up some duct tape and attach his flashlight to his shotgun?" (And let's not get into the possibility of having the DOOM movie incorporate the duct tape mod. That's just silly.)

Remember that Dungeons and Dragons movie from a few years ago? Horrible.

I think the best that video game movies are gonna get is what they do in Red vs. Blue. Because when you think about it, what exactly is to be gained by grabbing the red flag and bringing it to your base? To my knowledge no real-world conflict has ever ended because of a cap. Also, your country's flag doesn't magically teleport back to base when you walk over it. Come to think of it you're not really supposed to be walking on the flag in the first place. Shees what was Threewave thinking?

Re:BULLSHIT Alert... (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10621276)

no, it is real, you fucking stupid moron

http://doommovie.aderkach.org/ has a lot more info

I'm excited! (5, Funny)

gowen (141411) | more than 9 years ago | (#10621078)

Hooray! Because we all know that films [imdb.com] based on video games [imdb.com] are always great [imdb.com]

Re:I'm excited! (3, Funny)

zenmojodaddy (754377) | more than 9 years ago | (#10621142)

Interesting that two of the three stinky movies you mention were directed by the same prize sweaty-arsed rat cock who directed Alien Vs Predator.

Why? Sweet Zombie Jesus, why did anyone let him near AvP? I saw it two days ago and I'm still so fucking angry I want to take an angle-grinder to the guy's face.

Re:I'm excited! (1)

halivar (535827) | more than 9 years ago | (#10621176)

Are you kidding? Those three movies were great.

A better choice of examples would have included this [imdb.com].

Re:I'm excited! (1)

OverlordQ (264228) | more than 9 years ago | (#10621226)

I Suppose it's a 'Bad Thing' (tm) that I liked most of the movies you listed as well as the other GC's posted . . . maybe I'm just amused to easy. . . .

Re:I'm excited! (1)

sik0fewl (561285) | more than 9 years ago | (#10621318)

I don't know. He seemed to pick the *best* video games. There are much, much, much worse movies he could've used as examples.

Re:I'm excited! (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10621345)

You forget This series [imdb.com], which comes with 6 movies, 300+ TV episode, and if you live in Japan, 2 bonus TV shows.

Flashlight or gun? (4, Funny)

general_re (8883) | more than 9 years ago | (#10621080)

...cuz you can't have both, Mr. The Rock.

Re:Flashlight or gun? (2, Funny)

LiquidCoooled (634315) | more than 9 years ago | (#10621177)

Flashlight or Camera more like.

Its just going to be one big long Blair Witch movie.

Snivveling aliens rendered with the fastest supercomputers to produce 16 million unique shades of black taking technicolour to new levels.

Re:Flashlight or gun? (1)

Imidazole (775082) | more than 9 years ago | (#10621213)

All he needs is to find some duct-tape and you'll have the RL version of the duct-tape mod!

Re:Flashlight or gun? (1)

daxxar (823161) | more than 9 years ago | (#10621269)

Hah, you've obviously never played Duct-tape mod [glenmurphy.com]!
And, I quote:
Under the crazy presumption that a roll of duct tape has to exist somewhere on the Mars facility, the Duct Tape mod sticks flashlights to your machinegun and shotgun.

Imho, duct-tape is the universal tool for any geek.

Re:Flashlight or gun? (1)

general_re (8883) | more than 9 years ago | (#10621324)

Under the crazy presumption that a roll of duct tape has to exist somewhere on the Mars facility...

It was obviously too insane and far-out a proposition for the folks at Id ;)

The game had a plot? (1)

clickety6 (141178) | more than 9 years ago | (#10621087)


Well, I guess what plot there was there is thin enough for a Hollywood production!

Bang! Boom! Bang! Argghhh! Bang! Ouch! Bang! Boom! Bang!

Roll credits...

The game had a plot?-Mortal Kombat. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10621230)

"Well, I guess what plot there was there is thin enough for a Hollywood production!"

Just like Mortal Kombat.

Re:The game had a plot?-Mortal Kombat. (1)

Thud457 (234763) | more than 9 years ago | (#10621322)

"Just like Mortal Kombat."

You mean the movie so bad, it killed Rauol Julia?!!!

Come on, The Rock isn't that annoying!

Duct tape mod (1, Redundant)

DARKFORCE123 (525408) | more than 9 years ago | (#10621103)

I just hope the marine in the movie gets to use his gun and flashlight at the same time.

Maybe we should ping the director and make sure he puts the duct tape mod into the movie.

While (1)

kc0re (739168) | more than 9 years ago | (#10621109)

I would Love to say that I am looking forward to this, however, I am envisioning really stupid 3d graphics. But, I am interested in this one. Although I think it may ruin the game. The dungeons and dragons movie didn't really fair well.

Rosamund Pike (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10621131)

She was so hot in Die Another Day, much better than that negro Berry chick. OTOH, The Rock blows dead goats.

Good luck! (1, Redundant)

GR1NCH (671035) | more than 9 years ago | (#10621134)

They have a lot of work to do in order to recreate the atmosphere created in DOOM3. That game made me tense in a way no movie ever has. The only comparable feeling would be while playing System Shock 2.

Re:Good luck! (5, Funny)

mopslik (688435) | more than 9 years ago | (#10621239)

They have a lot of work to do in order to recreate the atmosphere created in DOOM3.

But think of the money they'll save by not having to hire a lighting crew.

Oh no, not the Rock... (5, Funny)

halivar (535827) | more than 9 years ago | (#10621135)

The poor man's Vin Diesel.

He'll probably have to type IDKFA every thirty seconds just to make it through the movie.

Re:Oh no, not the Rock... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10621343)

The poor man's Vin Diesel.

Know your role and shut your mouth! The Rock will lay the smack down on that jabrone's candy ass, if you smeeeeeelllllllllaalalalalalaaaaa! what the rock! is cookin'!

Talented Rock (5, Funny)

CleverNickedName (644160) | more than 9 years ago | (#10621138)

I believe the rock will not only do all his own stunts, but he will also be doing all his own camera work too.

You can't beat those first-person movies.

The plot and setting is right from the game. (4, Funny)

stratjakt (596332) | more than 9 years ago | (#10621141)

In other words, there is no plot, and the movie is set in several hallways and rooms that look identical to the one in the last scene.

Re:The plot and setting is right from the game. (1)

nomadic (141991) | more than 9 years ago | (#10621256)

In other words, there is no plot, and the movie is set in several hallways and rooms that look identical to the one in the last scene.

So it's a student film?

Re:The plot and setting is right from the game. (1)

amigabill (146897) | more than 9 years ago | (#10621335)

Well, there was some slightly different sets in the first Resident Evil movie for different scenes. (Haven't seen the second movie yet) The DOOM movie I imagine will likely resemble the Resident Evil one I've seen in many ways, except for the babe.

GLAD I LEAKED MY SCREEN SHOTS ON P2P (0, Troll)

fadethepolice (689344) | more than 9 years ago | (#10621144)

It was my awesome performances that inspired the creative genius behind this movie..

Delay as marketing strategy! (5, Funny)

DirtyJ (576100) | more than 9 years ago | (#10621146)

release date of August 5, 2005

To let the general public get the full Doom experience, they should push the release date back like 5 or 6 times and eventually put it out in 2009.

Three things that will happen with this movie... (1)

angryflute (206793) | more than 9 years ago | (#10621165)

1) John Carmack will have a cameo in it somewhere. He'll probably briefly appear as a nerdy tech/scientist seen on a video monitor.

2) The Rock will say in the movie: "Let's give 'em HELL!"

3) It will be rated PG-13.

You 3insensi7ive clod?! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10621179)

First, you hAve to were nul0lified by

Just because it's on the imdb doesn't make it true (5, Informative)

Aash (130966) | more than 9 years ago | (#10621185)

Anyone can submit info to the The Internet Movie Database, and it's rather notorious for posting incorrect information about movies which are still far from release.

I'm not saying that the casting news at the imdb definitely isn't true, I'm just saying to take it with a grain of salt.

Re:Just because it's on the imdb doesn't make it t (1)

nomadic (141991) | more than 9 years ago | (#10621287)

Anyone can submit info to the The Internet Movie Database, and it's rather notorious for posting incorrect information about movies which are still far from release.

Yeah right. Next thing you'll be telling me is Emacs: The Movie is a hoax, too.

Recipe for box-office victory (4, Funny)

Apostata (390629) | more than 9 years ago | (#10621189)

1. Star-studded cast - check

2. Fantastic storyline - check

3. Less than a year from production to release - check

Wow - how will this not be a hit?

Here is the plot (1)

SpermanHerman (763707) | more than 9 years ago | (#10621192)

Watch as The Rock runs around with a little flash-light and destroys the evil monsters right before your eyes! Check out the reviews!

"Stunning, Beautiful, two palms up!"
- siegfried and roy

Setting? (1)

xanadu-xtroot.com (450073) | more than 9 years ago | (#10621194)

The plot and setting is right from the game.

Ummm... which one? Doom 1, 2 (and 2's other versions) were all placed in large environments. Doom 3 (so far) is placed in very dark, almost catacomb areas. Drasticly different...

They should have done this one first (2, Funny)

asadodetira (664509) | more than 9 years ago | (#10621202)

Before final fantasy or resident evil, there was doom. Oh wait, what about Wolfestein. Oh wait.... PONG the movie, that's what i want to see. (Actually not a bad idea for a short film)

Re:They should have done this one first (1)

Rallion (711805) | more than 9 years ago | (#10621320)

Hate to nitpick (clearly, that's a lie), but Final Fantasy predates Doom by six years. Four if you only go by the American release.

delay waiting for video hardware to catch up (5, Funny)

OffTheLip (636691) | more than 9 years ago | (#10621216)

Will movie theaters need to upgrade to the latest video equipment to be able to run this film?

yeah right (5, Insightful)

nomadic (141991) | more than 9 years ago | (#10621219)

The plot and setting is right from the game.

Oh come on, do you think they can really condense the intricate storyline, complex characterizations, and nuanced dialogue of Doom into a 2 hour movie? I think not.

Good god, people, Doom had a bad storyline EVEN BY VIDEOGAME STANDARDS. Who actually thinks it will make a good movie? If you answer "me", then please explain it to me.

The funny thing is most slashdot stories about something the MPAA has done are followed by comments about "who cares, Hollywood movies are so bad why would you want to watch them anyway?". You do realize that you can't honestly be in both camps, you know? You can't criticize the mindless drivel that Hollywood puts out and then say in the next breath that you're eagerly awaiting Doom.

Alright, I MAY see it, but that's only because Rosamund Pike is sexy as hell. When you're the sexiest woman in a movie [imdb.com] that also stars Halle Berry, that's something special. But the movie itself isn't something that a sentient being should look forward to.

Re:yeah right (3, Interesting)

stratjakt (596332) | more than 9 years ago | (#10621313)

What the article submitter probably meant, was, that the plot isn't from the game, but from all the comic book and Doom novel spin-offs from the game. Some geeks are really into all that crap.

To me it was always about "shoot monsters", I never even took the time to realize the monsters were demons, and I was a space marine, and that the whole thing was happening on the moon (or earth, or mars).

Doom 3 tries to jam the backstory down your throat, although I liked the franchise better without a plot. You don't need a reason to shoot monsters, you shoot them simply because they are monsters.

Won't see it in the movie theater (1)

UrgleHoth (50415) | more than 9 years ago | (#10621234)

But if its for real and it releases, then it will probably be on video while the spilled soda is still sticky on the theater floor. In that case, I might watch it at a friends house, if he feels up for downloading it.

Production Rundown (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10621246)

If this is bsaed on the latest edition of Doom, it should take roughly 3 - hrs make to tape.

All you need is a fake weapon, absolutely no lights (aka a dark room, which I am sure exists somewhere), and some "grunt" noises from a keyboard.

It is amazing what we can do with a computer.

So what they're saying... (1)

Dragoon412 (648209) | more than 9 years ago | (#10621258)

...is that the plot is about running backwards through dark hallways shooting zombies, right?

Another video game Hollywuss Blockbastard(tm) (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10621263)

Do these Unholywood producers really take us as morons? And for that matter, do they ever learnt that you cannot possibly squeeze 10-20 hours of interactive entertainment into 2 hours of reactive movie that you can't even choose the ending without totally ruining the franchise, especially made by a cast of script writers and actors who don't have a clue of the game elements? Thanks to yet another stupid, short sighted, get rich quick money grabbing scheme, they just destroy yet another game franchise and potential source of self-sustaining revenue stream! If these people actually have a clue of what they are doing, they would have done a TV series instead, just like the Japanese producers do. The Hollywusses should have learnt something from Pokemon, which started out as a video game, but ended up a high rating TV series.

Re:Another video game Hollywuss Blockbastard(tm) (1)

Asylumn (598576) | more than 9 years ago | (#10621308)

Have you ever seem Pokemon? Thank god hollywood didn't learn from them!

I wonder if... (2, Funny)

dubstar (565060) | more than 9 years ago | (#10621271)

In an effort to increase the level of suspense the entire picture will be shot with a single hand held flashlight for lighting?

Possible? (5, Interesting)

21chrisp (757902) | more than 9 years ago | (#10621309)

Call me a pessimist, but I can't see modern Hollywood producing such a violent and gory film. This will probably be another sci-fi/horror flick turned PG-13 (which you can't really call Doom). No studio in it's right mind is going to release a film with people gutted and hanging on hooks. Soccer Moms of the world would have them for lunch.

Screw using a star... (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10621319)

Film it in first person just like the freaking game!!!!!! Then you just need some nebbish running around (only have to pay them $30k) with a camera mounted on their chest so you can see their weapon fire, chainsaw bits, etc...

Save the stars for more exciting bits. I suggest Winona Ryder for the Floating Eye, James Wood for the multiple soldiers and Joan Rivers for the Spikey Demons... For goat boy? Rob Schnieder...

Just my comments...

should be a good plot... (2, Informative)

night_flyer (453866) | more than 9 years ago | (#10621341)

from the original game...

You're a marine, one of Earth's toughest, hardened in combat and trained for action. Three years ago you assaulted a superior officer for ordering his soldiers to fire upon civilians. He and his body cast were shipped to Pearl Harbour, while you were transferred to Mars, home of the Union Aerospace Corporation.

The UAC is a multi-planetary conglomerate with radioactive waste facilities on Mars and its two moons, Phobos and Deimos. With no action for fifty million miles, your day consisted of suckin' dust and watchin' restricted flicks in the rec room.

For the last four years the military, UAC's biggest supplier, has used the remote facilities on Phobos and Deimos to conduct various secret projects, including research on inter-dimensional space travel. So far they have been able to open Gateways between Phobos and Deimos, throwing a few gadgets into one and watching them come out the other.

Recently, however, the Gateways have grown dangerously unstable. Military "volunteers" entering them have disappeared or been stricken with a strange form of insanity -- babbling vulgarities, bludgeoning anything that breathes, and finally suffering an untimely death of full-body explosion. Matching heads with torsos to send home to the folks became a full-time job. Latest military reports state that the research is suffering a small set-back, but everything is under control.

A few hours ago, Mars received a garbled message from Phobos. "We require immediate military support. Some fraggin' evil is coming out of the Gateways! Computer systems have gone berserk!" The rest was incoherent. Soon afterwards, Deimos simply vanished from the sky. Since then, attempts to establish contact with either moon have been unsuccessful.

You and your buddies, the only combat troop for fifty million miles were sent up pronto to Phobos. You were ordered to secure the perimeter of the base while the rest of the team went inside. For several hours, your radio picked up the sounds of combat: guns firing, men yelling orders, screams, bones cracking, then finally, silence. Seems your buddies are dead.

It's Up To You

Things aren't looking too good. You'll never navigate off the planet on your own. Plus, all the heavy weapons have been taken by the assault team leaving you with only a pistol. If only you could get your hands around a plasma rifle or even a shotgun you could take a few down on your way out. Whatever killed your buddies deserves a couple of pellets in the forehead. Securing your helmet, you exit the landing pod. Hopefully you can find more substantial firepower somewhere within the station.

As you walk through the main entrance of the base, you hear animal-like growls echoing throughout the distant corridors. They know you're here. There's no turning back now.

True to the original (4, Funny)

Dachannien (617929) | more than 9 years ago | (#10621348)

The really sad thing here is that the Doom movie is likely to be more true to the original than Peter Jackson's LotR trilogy was.

Oh well... (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10621352)

"According to IMDB the cast includes The Rock"

Sounds like this movie is DooMed already!

(sorry, couldn't resist it)
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