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USA: Universal Studios
UK: UIP (UK)
Cast: Karl Urban, The Rock, Rosamund Pike, Raz Adoti, DeObia Oparei, Ben Daniels, Richard Brake, Yao Chin, Al Weaver, Dexter Fletcher, Brian Steele, Robert Russell, Daniel York, Ian Hughes Sara Houghton, Blanka Jarosova Vladislav Dyntera, Petr Hnetkovsky, Jaroslav Psenicka, Marek Motlicek, Doug Jones
Director: Andrezej Bartkowiak
Countries: USA / Czech Republic
USA & UK: 105 mins
USA Rated: R for strong violence/gore and language
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong violence, gore and language
USA Release Date: 21 October 2005
UK Release Date: 2 December 2005
"Doom," the landmark videogame that electrified a generation, leaps from the computer screen to the big screen as a terrifying sci-fi horror action adventure, transporting audiences to a dark and disturbing future with all the visceral excitement and horror that made its gaming predecessor a global phenomenon.
The action takes place at Olduvai Research Station, a remote scientific facility on Mars, where something has gone terribly wrong. All experiments have ceased, and communication has failed. The few messages that do get through are less than comforting. It's Level 5 Quarantine, and the only souls allowed in or out are the Rapid Response Tactical Squad (RRTS)—hardened Marines armed to the teeth with enough firepower to neutralize any enemy...or so they think.
The researchers at this Red Planet station have unwittingly opened a door, and all hell has broken loose. A legion of nightmarish creatures of unknown origin lurks in every corner and stalks the countless rooms and tunnels of the facility, killing what few people remain. A hellish zoo of demons, Imps, Barons and Hell Knights has taken over Olduvai. And they're not giving it back without a fight.
Sealing off the portal to Earth, Sarge (The Rock), Reaper (Karl Urban) and their mercenary team must use every weapon at their disposal—and some they find along the way—to carry out their orders: nothing gets out alive. Unfortunately, these things never go as planned...
Doom stars Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson (THE SCORPION KING, THE RUNDOWN, WALKING TALL) as Sarge; Karl Urban (THE LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy, THE BOURNE SUPREMACY) as John Grimm, a.k.a. Reaper; and Rosamund Pike (DIE ANOTHER DAY, PRIDE & PREJUDICE) as Dr. Samantha "Sam" Grimm. The film also stars Raz Adoti, DeObia Oparei, Ben Daniels, Richard Brake, Yao Chin and Al Weaver as members of the RRTS, and Dexter Fletcher as a wheelchair-bound communications officer.
Doom is directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak (ROMEO MUST DIE) and produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura (CONSTANTINE, FOUR BROTHERS) and John Wells (FAR FROM HEAVEN, WHITE OLEANDER). The film is written by David Callaham and Wesley Strick (from a story by Callaham), based on the id Software videogame "Doom."
"DOOM": HISTORY OF THE GAME
On December 10, 1993, id Software—a small company in Mesquite, Texas—un- leashed a groundbreaking "Doom" on the world. A technically stunning feast of heart-stopping action and unspeakable horror, "Doom" heralded a paradigm shift in video games—the dawn of the FPS ("First Person Shooter") perspective, in which gamers explore the map and annihilate enemies through the eyes of their on-screen avatars. "Doom" introduced multiplayer gaming over networks; file shareware (free demo-level downloads of the game); and a system that encouraged users to modify and create their own levels. Selling millions of copies and racking up tens of millions of shareware downloads, countless industry awards and critical accolades, "Doom" remains one of the most popular PC games of all time.
In October 1994, id Software introduced a sequel, titled "Doom II: Hell on Earth," followed by the additional titles "Final Doom" and "Ultimate Doom," the first "Doom" game available at retail outlets.
"Doom3" went into development in 2000 and was released in August 2004. With a revolutionary graphics engine and intense, atmospheric visuals, it took the "Doom" experience to a new level of suspense and visceral excitement. In just five short months "Doom3" sold over a million copies for PC—with a Microsoft Xbox version and PC Expansion Pack, "Resurrection of Evil," following shortly thereafter.
Now the game that made history makes its way from the computer monitor to the big screen as a thrilling science-fiction horror action adventure.