Premiere magazine - May 2006 issue p. 68
starring Karl Urban, Moon Bloodgood, Clancy Brown, and Russell Means; directed by Marcus Nispel (July 14)
"For the longest time, everyone's gone with the notion that Columbus effectively discovered America, but they forgot about the Vikings, who were there [centuries] before," says Urban (Doom), who plays a young Norwegian shipwrecked off the coast of the New World at an early age and reared by Native Americans. When his blood relatives return and being a full-scale slaughter of the natives, Urban's character, named Ghost by the Indians for his pale complexion, must prove himself in battle to his adopted people. "Every American has his or her legs rooted in at least two different cultures," says director Nispel(the Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake). "In this way, Ghost is kind of like the first American." THE LOIN KING: Nispel says he experienced a kind of "divine nervousness" watching his star perform most of his own stunts in the woods near Vancouver, where the film was shot. "They were reluctant to let me do it, but I'm in the best shape I've ever been in my life," says Urban. "I kind of had to be; my outfit for the first half of the movie is a bit Tarzan."
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Karl Urban will be at the San Diego Comic-Con this year.
From the Comic-Con program
site:Remember when Sunday was our SLOW day? Well, we don’t either, but some people still think it is. But not anymore! Sunday sees Hall H AND Ballroom 20 open for business and packing them in! Get here EARLY, because in Hall H, it’s Trailer Park at 10:30, followed by an exclusive look at the new suspense film Cry Wolf. Then, at 11:30, The Rock takes center stage with Karl Urban to talk Doom, based on the mega-popular videogame.Sign On San Diego Article - http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/weblogs/brain/archives/001753.html
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Karl was at the King Kong premiere in New Zealand.So far,only two pictures have come up,but hopefully more will come up soon(everyone else except gettyimages is just slow).Enjoy!Oh,and thanks to Necro from urbanites for the 2nd pic!
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From Stuff.Co.Nz's "I'm not one to gossip, but ..." column on 22 October, 2004:
Another Kiwi actor making quite a name for himself is Karl Urban who has just landed his first starring role in a major Hollywood movie.
Karl featured in Lord Of The Rings and The Bourne Supremacy and will star in the adaptation of the hit video game Doom.
Over the year I've heard nothing but glowing reports about Karl both on and off the screen.
I remember a year or so back seeing him with his young son at Auckland's St Lukes shopping centre.
He looked to be the most caring loving dad with his young son quite oblivious to anything else going on around him.
Usually movie actors in his position have "look at me, look at me" syndrome.
Awww... isn't that just the sweetest? Good on ya, Karl.
Oddly from a site called "Tom's Hardware Guide"...
Doom movie enters production phase
By Wolfgang Gruener, Senior Editor
October 22, 2004 - 13:29 EST
Chicago (IL) - No more speculations about a possible Doom movie: Film production company Universal Pictures announced on its website that the movie based on the popular first-person-shooter game recently has gone into production and will be released on August 5 next year.
Following in the foot steps of works such as Tomb Raider and Final Fantasy, it is now confirmed that Doom will be next video game to be turned into a theatrical event. According to Universal Pictures, "Doom" will premiere on August 5, 2005 in US movie theaters with international releases planned for the same month.
A brief description of the plot indicates that the movie will maintain the "hyper-kinetic, kamikaze style" and take the viewer to the far corners of the galaxy with "a fully-realized vision of a dark and disturbing future". The set and story will be based on the latest version of the game, Doom 3.
Written by Dave Callahan the movie is produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura and John Wells ("The West Wing", "ER"). Actors are not named yet, but are rumored to include The Rock ("The Scorpion King") and Karl Urban ("Chronicles of Riddick").
Karl's scheduled tv appearances for the month of October:
Movie: Ghost Ship
Sun Oct 3 12:55A on HBO
Mon Oct 11 02:20A on HBO Signature
Thu Oct 14 01:00A on HBO Signature
Sun Oct 17 12:35A on HBO Signature
Fri Oct 22 09:00P on HBO
Mon Oct 25 01:15A on HBO
Thu Oct 28 04:30A on HBO
TV Series: Xena: Warrior Princess
Episode: When Fates Collide
Dates: Tue Oct 19 09:00A on Oxygen Channel
Just because I loves ya, here's a bit of eye candy.
Check out Rosamund Pike pictures here (wow, hottie!): http://22.214.171.124/ros/gallery/mag.html
Doom Movie Casting Update
By: César A. Berardini - "Cesar"
Sep. 22nd, 2004 07:46 am
Rosamund Pike has signed on to star in Universal Pictures' upcoming video game adaptation "Doom." Pike will play a scientist opposite Karl Urban, who will play the leader of a special-ops team at the centre of the action-adventure picture. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson also is set to take a leading role.
Polish director Andrzej Bartkowiak will direct the feature, which has had a long development history. "Doom" was written by Dave Callaham. Pike is filming "Pride and Prejudice" for Working Title/Universal opposite Keira Knightley. She also will be seen opposite Johnny Depp and Samantha Morton in Laurence Dunmore's film "The Libertine." Pike rose to international attention in the last James Bond film, 2002's "Die Another Day," in which she played Miranda Frost.