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TheHobGoblin
08-17-2004, 02:01 PM
One day in 1992 a small group of developers and programmers released the game that would forever change the gamming world. Doom was met with praise and protest on it's release in 1992. The game gave the player a view from the character's eyes. Equipped with a pistol you fought from gun wielding zombies to fireball throwing demons. The game was blamed for many shootingsor other crimes. But the number of fans were too great. Id Software soon came with the sequal. More blood, more violence, and more DooM. Id then move to different projects such as "Quake". A group called TNT Made their version of the end of DooM entitled Final DooM . As time grew, so did the technology. When Id created the next engine to amaze fans. The presenter wasn't the warpgate jumper from Quake, or anyone else. Yet an old favorite thought to be in retirement, DooM. DooM 3 is still being bought today. It's fame grows well. But so many thought this was the end of the DooM franchise. What a shame, until I found this out

http://www.comingsoon.net/films.php?id=5873

I hope it does very well.

Doomie
08-17-2004, 02:57 PM
It has the potential to become good, but like all movies, it also has the potential to be sucky. Movies based on videogames tend to be the latter, but we shall see...








Id also did Commander keen...

RpTheHotrod
08-17-2004, 03:52 PM
Quake4 is underway, just FYI

TheHobGoblin
08-17-2004, 05:49 PM
Originally posted by Doomgiver
It has the potential to become good, but like all movies, it also has the potential to be sucky. Movies based on videogames tend to be the latter, but we shall see...








Id also did Commander keen...
Yes, that is true, I hope this is the first good game movie.

Commander Keen was made by id yet, that was before id become it's own company. When Commander keen was being made id worked with another company I believe.

Here's a list of games ID made or was ever involved in.

- Commander Keen (Most of it)
- Wolfenstien3D (ID)
- Wolfenstien3D Spear of Destiny (ID)
- DooM (ID)
- DooM II (ID)
- Final Doom (Clearence for TNT to make it)
- Quake (ID)
- Quake II (ID)
- Quake III Arena (ID)
- Return to Castle Wolfenstien (ID)
- Jedi Knight Outcast (Q3 Engine)
- Elite Force (Q3 Engine)
- Elite Force II (Q3 Engine)
- Call of Duty (Q3 Engine)
- Enemy Territory (free online only by ID)
- DooM III (ID)
- Quake IV (in development, D3 Engine, ID)
- *Possible* AVP 3 (DooM III Engine, Brought up by John Camrack)
- Return to Castle Wolfenstien 2 (D3 Engine, Slipped out of one of the developers mouth during a interview)

Neverhoodian
08-17-2004, 06:09 PM
I can't help but be kind of cynical about this. Historically, movies based on video games tend to be downright awful. Still, there's always a chance they might make it right.

Originally posted by TheHobGoblin
One day in 1992 a small group of developers and programmers released the game that would forever change the gamming world.

Granted, Doom is definitely a landmark game in the history of Id software and the video game industry as a whole. However, let's not forget the contributions of another early Id game, Wolfenstein 3D. If it wasn't for Wolfenstein and the success it enjoyed, Doom and possibly many other shooter games may have never been made.

TheHobGoblin
08-17-2004, 06:14 PM
Yes of course Wolfenstien was the stepping stone for Doom which made ID a name remembered in history, yet this isn't Wolfenstien the movie (They should) I'm just giving a quick history on Doom.

Pie™
08-17-2004, 06:48 PM
This will very probably suck, and y'all know it :/

Mex
08-17-2004, 07:11 PM
They're gonna ruin this, how stupid can Activision be?

TheHobGoblin
08-17-2004, 08:55 PM
The Director and sceen witer are new, let's hope they're like M. Night before signs and village. They better not mess this one up. I'm just praying it will be very good.

Mex
08-17-2004, 09:02 PM
If they want to make this movie work they must get the right actors or this movies bound to fail.

And they shouldn't make the character say some line before killing each fat zombie like "Should've gone to the gym" or "Now thats a work out" Or it'll just be stupid.

TheHobGoblin
08-17-2004, 09:06 PM
2 thing can make the DooM Character right, rarely speaks, or CGI

Master_Keralys
08-18-2004, 12:53 AM
It's not going to work. It never does. And it probably never will. You want a game that you could make a movie of? Think HALO and HALO 2 - but it couldn't work even for a storyline as rich as those; it's just not a good transition from game to movie. It's even worse than trying to do book to movie. I predict a total flop... but I could be wrong. We'll see.

Anthony
08-18-2004, 01:09 AM
I have an idea, how bout someone gets FRAPS, and records all through the game. Then, it gets put in theatres. :p

Lightsaberboy
08-18-2004, 03:00 AM
someone used FRAPs to dl all the cutscenes and uploaded them onto a site.
http://nero.servemp3.com/files/doom3/
WARNING! CONTAINS SPOILERS!!

Sabretooth
08-18-2004, 06:49 AM
Originally posted by TheHobGoblin
- Quake IV (in development, D3 Engine, ID)


The hell? Gamespot says that Raven is making Quake IV. What's going on?


Doom - The Movie will SUCK. I think.

Darth Simpson
08-18-2004, 07:57 AM
Didn't The Rock sign on for Doom? Or is that still a rumour?

Sabretooth
08-18-2004, 08:07 AM
Originally posted by Darth Simpson
Didn't The Rock sign on for Doom? Or is that still a rumour?

It keeps getting worse. They should put Cruise or Keanu in there, if it's necessary.

Darth Simpson
08-18-2004, 08:14 AM
Like Keanu can act...

The Rock is underrated. Everyone just disses him because he's a product of WWE. He's got the superstar looks, he's got timing, and he is a decent actor. The Rundown and Walking Tall were both entertaining pictures, if not stellar.

I think he's perfect for the Doom role.

Oh, and for the record, Raven is making Quake IV, but id is probably doing quality assurance.

Lightsaberboy
08-18-2004, 08:57 AM
anthony hopkins would be a good betruger. he certainly has the look.
http://www.mm52.com/occidentalidols/anthony_hopkins/anthony_hopkins.jpghttp://www.doom3base.com/single/pics/final_betruger.jpg

and the rock looks like he might fit the role, but i dunno...

manoman81
08-18-2004, 09:14 AM
Yeah, I saw the rumor that the Rock might be in the Doom movie. I don't know...I think a movie of the game would really suck. They already ruined AVP.

BTW, Reeves is coming out with another movie that looks kind of good. Forget what it's called though...

TheHobGoblin
08-18-2004, 11:23 AM
Originally posted by sabretooth
The hell? Gamespot says that Raven is making Quake IV. What's going on?


Doom - The Movie will SUCK. I think.

Yes Raven is doing the game work, yet ID is basically just giving them staff, rights, ect. Also the DooM III Engine to work with.



Didn't The Rock sign on for Doom? Or is that still a rumour?
I think he did. He already does the shifting eye, he's not that bad of an actor. Arnold would have been good but he's busy now. Thomas Jane might be good. There is probably a actor good for the role.

Anthony
08-18-2004, 11:29 AM
Originally posted by Lightsaberboy
and the rock looks like he might fit the role, but i dunno...

Uhgn....Not him...

toms
08-18-2004, 11:39 AM
Catacombs Abyss came before wolfenstien, and was actually a more complex game in many ways, just with less colours.

More infor and the shareware version:
http://www.dosgamesarchive.com/download/game/3

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Doom strikes me as a terrible game to convert into a movie. THe only games that are worth converting into movies are those with unique settings or storylines. Doom has neither. It is an awesome game, but it's awesomeness comes from its play mechanics, whihc can't be converted into a movie.

I haven't got the power to play DooM3 yet, so i dont know if they have upgraded the story, but even if they have i still doubt it will be enough to get me to change my mind.

I'd be like converting Super Mario Bros, Street Fighter or Mortal Kombat into a movie.... they have to tag on an irrelivent plot to try and make sense of a game that doesn't even TRY to tell a deep story. (oh, hang on, they already did those, and they weren't that great).

Even the games WITH stories that got converted (resident evil) didn't fair that well.

It'd just become a 90 minute cgi-action-explosion-fest with a generic tacked on plot. We already get loads of those anyway, why sully the doom name on one? They are lilely to get ANderson to do it too, and he hasn't made a good film since event horizon.

If they insist on doing it then the Rock or Vin Deisel would be fine, but it'd just end up looking like a cross between Chronicles and AvP anyway...

Gabrobot
08-18-2004, 02:08 PM
Just to clarify...id Software has confirmed that the Rock will not play the Doom Guy, but that he might play someone else like Sarge.

toms
08-19-2004, 09:23 AM
the fact we have to refer to him as "the doom guy" is a pretty good indication of why this isn't a great idea for a movie...:D

Although, if they were willing to be VERY adventurous, they could do the entire movie from a first person perspective with a steadycam. It'd be risky, and i don't have any idea if it would work, but at least it would give the movie a distinctive edge over all the other cgi action films it will resemble.

(Or at least have all the "doom guy" scenes shot in first person), cutting to other shots of distant events and stuff to break up the pacing/editing a bit.
It's be like a half-life intro... :D

*off to play catacombs abyss*

TheHobGoblin
08-19-2004, 01:47 PM
Or just give him a good catchy name, like Max Payne the man with no- oh sorry...

Darth Groovy
08-20-2004, 04:57 AM
Heh, I always thought Doom would make an interesting event movie.

Wake me up when they REALLY decide to make a Halo movie.

Also, for the record, I don't think The Rock would be good for the Doom movie, but he WOULD be PERFECT for the title roll of Serious Sam, should it ever be a movie.

Serious Sam:

http://www.netgen.de/fs/fs18/serious/serioussam2.jpg

The Rock:

http://www.countrymall.com/Celebrity/The%20Rock%2002.jpg

TheHobGoblin
08-20-2004, 11:02 AM
Thomas Jane from Punisher maybe?

Darth Groovy
08-21-2004, 02:49 AM
Originally posted by TheHobGoblin
Thomas Jane from Punisher maybe?

Anybody could be in Doom. The main character never really even had a name in the original games. As a matter of fact, there were really no established characters at all.

Me and a buddy decided to link Playstation consoles once, and play Final Doom head to head....the guy is like wearing a green retarded looking space suit. So it could be anyone really.

KBell
08-21-2004, 02:55 AM
Bruce Willis would be perfect for the part.

toms
08-21-2004, 01:01 PM
DO we know for sure that doom guy is actually a guy? Its a bit hard to tell under the helmet and suit...

I reckon when "he" pulls off the suit at the end of the film it should turn out to be ripley!!! Would explain the one-"man" ass-kicking ability...

"Get away from my BFG you b****!!!"

TheHobGoblin
08-21-2004, 05:15 PM
Originally posted by toms
DO we know for sure that doom guy is actually a guy? Its a bit hard to tell under the helmet and suit...

I reckon when "he" pulls off the suit at the end of the film it should turn out to be ripley!!! Would explain the one-"man" ass-kicking ability...

"Get away from my BFG you b****!!!"
It's a guy, the face shows up in the game on the status bar, and noised from the doom guy are men like sounds, not anyone can play Doom. Pee Wee Herman and DooM? yeah right

Darth Groovy
08-21-2004, 07:33 PM
Originally posted by KBell
Bruce Willis would be perfect for the part.

For A split second I read that as "Will Smith" would be perfect for the part. Then I was begining to think that you people were really begining to frighten me.

Now I realize that only one thing has changed, You said "Bruce Willis would be perfect for the part. " ;)

KBell
08-21-2004, 07:35 PM
You should know that I'm the only sane one on these boards :)

Darth Simpson
08-21-2004, 07:35 PM
Doom 3 is going to be the basis of the movie, not the original. So it's definitely a guy in the main role. And you get to see his face.

Pie™
08-21-2004, 07:58 PM
Originally posted by toms
DO we know for sure that doom guy is actually a guy? Its a bit hard to tell under the helmet and suit...

I reckon when "he" pulls off the suit at the end of the film it should turn out to be ripley!!! Would explain the one-"man" ass-kicking ability...

"Get away from my BFG you b****!!!" In Doom 3 he's not wearing a helmet, and he's a guy, allright ;)

[edit] darth simpson, din dust! :mad:

Darth Simpson
08-22-2004, 09:35 AM
Haha, for treig! :)