Duke Nukem Movie producer

Virtually no one liked the Assassin’s Creed movie, but that film’s producer, Jean-Julien Baronnet, is going to give another video game adaptation a try. Baronnet has been brought on to produce the Duke Nukem movie, based on the popular video game series about a sexist meathead who shoots aliens with giant guns. Earlier this year, it was reported that Paramount and Platinum Dunes were working on the film, with John Cena as a possible star. Paramount is no longer involved.

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If you grew up playing computer games in the 1990s, Duke Nukem was practically inescapable. The character (named after a Captain Planet villain) was the protagonist of multiple side-scrolling and first-person shooter games, and though he appears briefly in Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One, he’s yet to receive his own official Duke Nukem movie.

Hollywood producers Andrew Form and Brad Fuller are working to change that, and in a new interview, Form explains how they’re taking their cues from 20th Century Fox’s Deadpool and the struggle of adapting such a crass character for the big screen.

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john cena

Remember Duke Nukem? The video game in which a muscle-bound bro fights aliens with a rotating arsenal of weapons, occasionally stopping to quote They Live and Army of Darkness? Well, now that Hollywood has officially run out of ideas, they’ve decided to turn it into a movie, and they want wrestler and baggy suit enthusiast John Cena to play the part. Groovy.

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