Doom: Annihilation director Tony Giglio has revealed the film's new design for the Imps.
The director shared concept art for the Imps, one of the most iconic recurring antagonists of the Doom video game franchise, on social media. "Our version of the classic Imp," Giglio wrote. "In place of horns, we gave its charred skin sharp edges for a more organic horn. We kept its glowing eyes and wide open screaming mouth."
Not all demons are inner ones.— Tony Giglio (@tonygig) September 17, 2019
Our version of the classic Imp. In place of horns we gave its charred skin sharp edges for a more organic horn. We kept its glowing eyes & wide open screaming mouth
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The imp lunges forward towards the viewer from an undefined black void. The Imp resembles a scorched skeleton, with the barest shriveled musculature to animate it. The flesh beneath the jagged bone-like protrusions glows with soft red phosphorescence, like the coals of a low fire. The Imp's eyes surge with bright demonic light as its jaw stretches open in an infernal snarl rimmed with jagged, filthy fangs.
Doom: Annihilation is an upcoming direct-to-video/streaming horror action film based on the infamous Doom series. Unrelated to the previous Doom cinematic entry, the film focuses on a unit of space marines who come to a space station on Mars, only to find it infested with hordes of demons streaming from a recently opened portal to Hell.
The film will center around protagonist Lieutenant Joan Dark, played by Amy Manson (Torchwood), as she leads her comrades against the slavering forces of damnation. Doom: Annihilation will also feature James Weber Brown (Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation) as Captain Hector Savage and Nina Bergman (Assassin X) as Private Carley Corbin.
Doom is a series of action shooter games with strong horror/suspense elements, in which the player takes the role of a silent Marine waging an endless personal war against the demons of Hell on the surface of Mars. In 2016, iD Software released a reboot to the franchise simply titled Doom, with the sequel Doom: Eternal due to arrive on November 2019.
Doom: Annihilation will be available on October 1.