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Release Date: October 21, 2005

September 22, 2004
Pike is Doomed

Rosamund Pike is set to co-star in the upcoming movie adaptation of the wildly popular video game Doom. She'll play a scientist, while Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is set to take an unannounced lead role and Karl Urban will star as the leader of a special-ops team. Doom is being directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak and was written by Dave Callaham.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter

September 15, 2004
Urban, The Rock are Doomed

Karl Urban (The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, The Bourne Supremacy) is set to star as John Grimm in the upcoming theatrical adaptation of the Doom video game. The story will be set at a Mars space station where an aerospace conglomeration is performing secret experiments that go terribly awry. Something releases a demonic force that has every possibility of overtaking the facility - and creates a terrifying batch of demon-aliens along the way. While Grimm is fighting these creatures, he must cross paths with the organization responsible for the deaths of his parents. Also currently in negotiations for a role is Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. The screenplay, which was written by Dave Callaham, is based on the id Software/Activision game Doom 3. Universal Pictures recently hired Andrzej Bartkowiak (Cradle 2 the Grave) to direct. Production is set to start in October, as the studio is hoping to release the film in August 2005.
Source: Variety

September 10, 2004
Universal hires a director for Doom

Universal Pictures has set Polish director Andrzej Bartkowiak (Cradle 2 the Grave) to direct the upcoming videogame adaptation of Doom in a pay-or-play contract. He replaces the original director, Enda McCallion, who has left for personal reasons. Principal photography is scheduled to start in mid-October. The storyline for the film is loosely based on the new id Software/Activision videogame Doom 3.
Source: Variety

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