According to The Hollywood Reporter, Michael Bay’s studio Platinum Dunes is producing a Duke Nukem film, and John Cena is in talks to star as the game series’ titular action hero.
So far, no director or writer have been linked to the film, but there have been several people trying to get a Duke Nukem movie to happen since the late 90’s.
If you’re unfamiliar with the franchise is a series of action platformers and shooters about a meaty hero, Duke, who fights aliens as they invade Earth. Also, he smokes cigars. The series reached its peak of popularity in the late 90’s, and had a sequel in development hell, Duke Nukem Forever for 15 years, until it finally released and almost unanimously panned.
Paramount currently has the rights to the film, after having grabbed them from Gearbox Software, the game’s developers.
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