The Rock in New Doom Movie

Previously known as the most electrifying man in sports entertainment, The Rock has confirmed his role in the new movie based on the Doom franchise. Looks like he’ll be giving the “Rock Bottom” to a few demons in your local theater soon.

GameSpot has written a nice article about The Rock’s role in the new Doom movie.

Actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson revealed more information on the upcoming Doom film, based on id Software’s hit franchise. Johnson, who was on The Daily Show With Jon Stewart promoting the film Be Cool, was prodded by Stewart about another upcoming project.

“The film is Doom,” admitted Johnson, “We just wrapped it.” After Stewart asked the part-time WWE wrestler if he played a “creature,” Johnson responded, “No, I’m the one,” to which Stewart elatedly brought his hands to his face and screamed, “You’re the dude!”

Confusion as to whether The Rock or actor Karl Urban of the Lord of the Rings trilogy fame would be the film’s main star still remains. Urban’s character, John Grimm, is the leader of a special-operations group that includes Johnson’s character, listed only as “Sarge.” The Rock was earlier quoted by Empire Online as saying, “Without giving the movie away, I play the ultimate [censored]. It’ll be great. But you don’t know I’m [censored].”

Taking much of its inspiration from the PC game Doom 3, the film will take place in a paramilitary research facility on Mars, where things go awry and hell is literally raised. Some theories say that the Rock is actually Satan in disguise, which would tie in to the film and game’s devilish setting.

The Rock’s movie popularity has gone south since The Scorpion King, so it will be interesting to see how well Doom is for his career. Will he turn out to be another Hulk Hogan or “Rowdy” Roddy Piper as far as his acting abilities go? Only time will tell, if you smell, what the Mitch is cooking! I’ve always wanted to say that.