and written by David Callaham and Wesley Strick, loosely based on the video game series of the same name created by id Software.Starring Karl Urban and Dwayne Johnson, the film follows a group of marines in a research facility on Mars.After arriving on a rescue and retrieval mission after communications ceased, the marines soon battle genetically engineered monsters plaguing the facility.
lost the rights, which were subsequently given back to Universal, who started production in 2004.
The film was an international co-production of the United States, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, and Germany.
In an interview with executive producer John Wells, he stated that a second film would be put into production if the first was a success at the box office.
In the year 2046, a heavily populated research facility on Mars is suddenly attacked by an unknown assailant. Todd Carmack, a group of marines, led by Asher "Sarge" Mahonin, is sent on a search-and-rescue mission.
After trapping it, Sam continues the autopsy on the first creature, finding that its organs are human.
Goat suddenly revives, and then kills himself by slamming his head against a glass window.
The squad tracks a third creature down into the dig site, where it kills three more marines.
Sam and Reaper try to convince Sarge that the creatures are humans from the facility, mutated by the addition of a Martian chromosome (called C24) they found and synthesized from the bones discovered, and that not all of those infected will fully transform into creatures.
One of the marines, John "Reaper" Grimm, accompanies his sister, Dr.
Samantha Grimm, to one of the labs within the devastated sector to retrieve data; here he learns that the dig site where their parents were accidentally killed was re-opened and ancient skeletons of a genetically enhanced race were discovered.
While searching for survivors in the facility, the marines find Dr.