Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Masters Of Doom Casting Call

Filed under
Movies
Gaming

Last week it was announced that Showtime would be producing a new bio-pic movie based on Masters of Doom, David Kushner's 2003 non-fictional account of the rise of id Software in general and its two well known founders, John Carmack and John Romero, in particular. The big question is: what actors should play these two roles in the movie? After some deliberations, we (Computer Games Magazine) came up with three choices each for the Carmack and Romero roles (in no particular order:

For John Carmack:

  • Anthony Michael Hall: Yes, yes..Hall has played this sort of role already with his work as Bill Gates in Pirates of Silicon Valley. But with his more recent work on The Dead Zone TV show, Hall has proven that he can do the smart, loner type of role which is exactly what the actor playing Carmack needs.

  • John Heder: Napoleon Dynamite is fast becoming a geek movie classic and part of it is Heder's portrayal of the title character; a guy who has some smarts but doesn't have it all worked out in terms of social skills. Give him a new hair style and we think he could do a great job with Carmack.
  • Topher Grace: Who knew that the actor on That 70's Show was a real actor and not just a TV sitcom star? Grace's work in movies like In Good Company and even the awful Win A Date with Tad Hamilton displays an intelligence combine with some innocence that will be needed to get Carmack's character on the screen.

For John Romero

  • Ryan Reynolds: Here's a guy that we could get behind in the Romero role; he's smart looking but a little on the wild and sarcastic side and his roles in Van Wilder and Blade: Trinity really combine quick wit and a little toughness that's needed for anyone playing Romero.

  • Michael Shanks: Ok, he may be a little old to play the part but what the heck; the intelligent but tough as nails Dr. Daniel Jackson of Stargate SG-1 could definitely inhabit the role of Romero. Couldn't you just see Shanks with long hair and maybe with a little more rock-and roll attitude in his step? Well, we can.
  • John Romero: It's a long shot but we are betting that Romero himself is thinking right now, "Hmmm…could I play me?" Of course he could. Romero has always had a larger-than-life presence in the game development circle and we think that if he was really offered the role, Romero might actually consider doing it.

Those are our suggestions. What are yours? Head over to our message boards and put in your favorites for each role.

Source.

More in Tux Machines

Chromium and Firefox: New Features

  • Chromebook Owners Will Soon Be Able to Monitor CPU and RAM Usage in Real-Time
    Chromium evangelist François Beaufort announced today that Google's Chrome OS engineers have managed to implement a new feature that will let Chromebook owners monitor the CPU usage, RAM, and zRam statistics in real-time. The feature was implemented in the Chrome Canary experimental channel and can be easily enabled by opening the Google Chrome web browser and accessing the chrome://flags/#sys-internals flag. There you'll be able to monitor your Chromebook's hardware and see what's eating your memory or CPU during heavy workloads, all in real-time. "Chrome OS users can monitor in real-time their CPU usage, memory and zRam statistics thanks to the new internal page chrome://sys-internals in the latest Canary," said François Beaufort in a Google+ post. "For that, enable the experimental chrome://flags/#sys-internals flag, restart Chrome, and enjoy watching real-time resource consumption."
  • Tracking Protection for Firefox for iOS Plus Multi-Tasking in Focus for Android New Today
    Across the industry, September is always an exciting month in mobile, and the same is true here at Mozilla. Today, we’re launching the newest Firefox for iOS alongside an update for the popular Firefox Focus for Android, which we launched in June.

Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) Is Now Powered by Linux Kernel 4.13, GCC 7.2

Greg Kroah-Hartman published on Wednesday new maintenance updates for various of the supported Linux kernel branches that he maintains, including the Linux 4.12 series, which appears to have reached end of life. Read more

The ISS just got its own Linux supercomputer

A year-long project to determine how high-performance computers can perform in space has just cleared a major hurdle -- successfully booting up on the International Space Station (ISS). This experiment conducted by Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and NASA aims to run a commercial off-the-shelf high-performance computer in the harsh conditions of space for one year -- roughly the amount of time it will take to travel to Mars. Read more

Qt 5.6.3 Released

I am pleased to inform that Qt 5.6.3 has been released today. As always with a patch release Qt 5.6.3 does not bring any new features, just error corrections. For details of the bug fixes in Qt 5.6.3, please check the change logs for each module. Read more