metadigital Posted October 8, 2005 Share Posted October 8, 2005 Doom: the motion picture Demonic lashings of movie goodness. Oh, and 'The Rock' Outsourcing. That's the word we'd use to sum up Id's activities at the moment. Out-sourcing because, as Carmack recently announced at Quakecon, the Quake III engine source code is now freely available to download. When you consider that games like Call of Duty are built on that code you can see the potential for would-be devs on a budget. Outsourcing because the Doom licence has been offered up to the Gods of Hollywood and the movile is due in cinemas on 21st October. H IS FOR HELL Contrary to internet opinion the film is staying faithful to the game storyline. They ARE on Mars, there WILL be demons, and while edgy US PRs are relictant to use the H word, but [sic passim] fiery netherworlds aregoing to feature. The question is, how well will the feel of the game translate? We spoke to the movie's special effects director John Farhat and asked him. "Thirty two million people are expecting a very specific thing from the movie; I gotta say it was a real task. But you know there's so much in there for gamers to recognise"[sic] he says. He's right, too. The trailer has sparked off some excited debate, especially surrounding the first person sequence where viewers are treated to a live action remake of Doom, shot from the FPS perspective. "That sequence is a five minute continuous shot." says Farhat "We worked for three months just to get that right. You know, film screen ratios are long and skinny, so even working out exactly how the gun fits in there was a challenge. I had people like Tom [McAdams, ex-SAS officer and on-set military advisor] help me get the blocking right, so there's a lot of authenticity in there, both from a gaming point of view and a real world one." So that's real world authenticity in a film based on a game set on Mars during a demon invasion. Can't wait to see them pull that off ... PC Format, Issue 180, November 2005, p20. OBSCVRVM PER OBSCVRIVS ET IGNOTVM PER IGNOTIVS OPVS ARTIFICEM PROBAT Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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