Doom movie backing away

Seems fitting.

The Doom movie's own UAC, Universal Pictures, has revealed that the game's silver screen adaptation will make its cinematic debut on October 21st in the US.

The news comes courtesy of a pop-up (rather appropriately, given the nature of "BOO! III") on the UP website, ruling out previous June 24 and August 5 estimates.

The movie's journey to cinemas has been pretty broken up already, with several false starts, and fans have yet to slap eyes on any form of trailer - with only the hyperbolic outpourings of The Rock, one of the cast members, to go on.

Apparently he's going to play Sarge. Karl Urban and Rosamund Pike are also mooted to appear - the former in a central role - under Andrzej Bartkowiak's direction, working from a Dave Callaham script.

According to reports - and mainly IMDB - the film will see a special forces unit answering a distress call from a science lab on the planet Olduvai, only to discover that mutants are killing off the population.

Also, it will have the BFG in it. Although there's no word on the Soul Cube or any other potentially fun stuff.

Finally, in an interesting touch, it looks like some of the characters are named after members of staff at developer id Software, with Robert Russel lined up to play a "Dr. Carmack" and a pair of Willits also on the cast list.

What price a cameo from John Romero? We reckon he could play a scientist following a successful stint as Denzil Dexter in The Fast Show.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our policy.

Jump to comments (31)

About the author

Tom Bramwell

Tom Bramwell

Contributor  |  tombramwell

Tom worked at Eurogamer from early 2000 to late 2014, including seven years as Editor-in-Chief.

Related

You may also enjoy...

Supporters only

Comments (31)

Comments for this article are now closed. Thanks for taking part!

Hide low-scoring comments
Order
Threading
Eurogamer.net

Buy things with globes on them

And other lovely Eurogamer merch in our official store!

Eurogamer Merch
Explore our store