John Cena Will Play Duke Nukem in Platinum Dunes’ Big-Screen Adaptation
I don’t know about you, but I played the absolute hell out of some Duke Nukem when I was a kid. And it’s with this in mind that I’m looking forward to the planned adaptation via Platinum Dunes (Friday the 13th remake).
And speaking of which, CinemaBlend recently had the chance to chat with producers Andrew Form and Brad Fuller about what we can expect from their planned Duke Nukem flick, specifically that, yes, John Cena is their main go-to for the role of the big, blonde badass.
“He is. Yes,” Form said. “We don’t have a script yet, so that is confirmed at this point but if he reads the script and he doesn’t like the script I’m sure there are ways that he could pull out, but right now he’s our guy.”
“It’s going to be about tone. That’s about tone,” Form and Fuller said. “How do you nail that tone in the way that Deadpool nailed the tone? I think we have to do that and if we don’t get the tone right then we’re not going to make the movie.”
“You know that having a misogynistic guy in today’s world,” Form continued. “How do you make that fun and lovable and at the same time he’s got to be an incredible badass, so those are the things that we’re struggling with and we’re going to try and come out with what I hope is a really fun ride “That’s the goal, is for it to be a really fun ride.”
“Duke Nuken” Rundown:
Duke Nukem is a video game series named for its protagonist Duke Nukem. The name was copied from a villain in Captain Planet and the Planeteers, which aired a year before the game’s release. Created by the company Apogee Software Ltd. (now 3D Realms) as a series of video games for IBM-compatible personal computers, the series expanded to games released for various consoles by third-party developers. The first two games in the series were 2D platformers and the rest have been 3D first-person shooters.