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Karl Urban Talks DOOM

Published August 8, 2005 in Movie Talk
By Ryan Parsons | Image property of Universal Pictures
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The upcoming horror / action film DOOM has been one hell of a buzz roller coaster ride. I have never seen a film go from highly anticipated, to 'probably crap,' to highly anticipated, back to 'it's gunna suck,' and then start again at highly anticipated. The strangest part is that every change in feelings towards Doom has occurred without any real reason. It looks like you people just wake up one morning and decide you are not about another video game adaptation and then go to bed thinking about how cool DOOM can be.

Feelings towards DOOM have shifted so many times that I am can't even remember if I'm excited for the film anymore. Luckily, Karl Urban recently sat down to hype up DOOM with Empire Online. In the article, Karl Urban and Empire explain that Doom is something that we should still be excited for.


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Karl Urban, probably best known for his roles in Lord of the Rings and The Bourne Supremacy, was able to talk with Empire Online and assure them that DOOM is everything it has been hyped up to be. What does this mean? Well, expect a hard-R action film that should scare you to your seats as Karl Urban and The Rock run around and blow shit up [one of the biggest fears was that this film would try PG-13].

Other than that, Empire points out that though Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson does seem to have the starring role in the movie stills and promotional materials, it is Karl Urban who really leads this film. Check out a snippet from the report below:



For starters, itís going to be R-rated, and unapologetically violent, and for the main course, itís got FPS. And if you havenít played the game before, we should tell you that means First Person Shooter, debuted in an astonishing sequence (which Empire first saw at the San Diego Comic-Con) in which we, the audience, see the action through Grimmís eyes as he stalks the corridors of the Martian facility armed with a huge gun, blasting beasties left, right and centre.

Running at around 10 minutes, itís an exact replica of the look and feel of the game, and is simply stunning. ďIn some ways, it makes cinematic history in that, for the first time, the audience becomes the hero of the film,Ē said Urban, who confirmed that it is his arm that can be seen throughout the sequence, hefting and reloading the gun. ďWhen we go into FPS, the audience is doing the rampage, the audience is doing the work and that is so cool. Itís insane!Ē


Empire Online finishes off the article mentioning that they can't wait for DOOM to invade theatres and, considering I don't know what to think anymore, now I'm excited too; at least until the next report. For the entire report on Doom, head over to Empire Online.

For the movie stills, info and synopsis, go to the Doom Movie Page

Stay tuned for updates.


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