The film based on the legendary video game is coming
by FARUK IMAMOVIC | VIEW 1314
Legendary Entertainment, the company behind films like Dune and Godzilla, has bought the film rights from Gearbox, and the film’s producers are Cobra Kai series creators Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg.
Jean Julien Baronnet (Assassin's Creed) from Marla's studio, which specializes in video game adaptations, also joined the production, reports the Hollywood Reporter. Duke Nukem released Apogee Software in 1991, later called 3D Realms, and the game has since become a billion-dollar franchise.
When the third game, Duke Nukem 3D, came out in 1996, it became not only a hit but also helped popularize first-person shooters. The franchise returned in 2011 with Duke Nukem Forever after Gearbox bought 3D Realms. Duke Nukem focuses on his title character, modeled after the heroes of the 1980s action movies, who fights the alien invasion of Los Angeles.
She travels from strip clubs and movie sets to lunar bases and spaceships, coming into contact with mutated LAPD officers, women used in alien incubators, and the cycloid emperor. The search for a screenwriter who will shape the story of the action hero is underway, and it is not yet known who will direct the film.
Various independent producers have tried to make an adaptation of the famous game earlier, but so far no one has succeeded. Paramount Studio has been developing a film with John Cena for more than four years, but the project never came to life.
The film could be good
No writer or director has yet been picked or forced at gunpoint, to join the current project and bring life to Duke Nukem. There might be a way to make a funny, possibly even “good,” Duke Nukem film.
It’d start with him being a washed-up loser who had one big moment saving the world back in the ‘90s and has been riding out that bit of fame for the past 30 years. But my question is: which Duke will return? Here’s hoping the Cobra Kai creators remember there was a time before the ugliness of Duke Nukem 3D.
Remember when men were pixelated, enemies were robots, and sustenance consisted of a turkey leg that turned into an entire turkey when you shot it with a laser pistol? Those were the days.