reports that wrassler
is being considered for
the lead in a Duke Nukem
movie. This seems like a reasonable choice for Duke,
presuming Guy Fieri was unwilling to get into shape for the role. Most of Duke's
lines in games are from other movies, so it will be interesting to see how a
script for such a project would turn out. Here's word on where this project
stands, none of which sounds like a done deal:
is negotiations to star in Duke Nukem, a big-screen adaptation of the popular
video game franchise featuring the politically incorrect action hero that is set
up at Paramount.
Platinum Dunes, the company run by Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller,
will produce the movie.
No director is on board at this stage. A search for a writer will begin soon to
develop a script for what is intended to be a starring vehicle for Cena.
The Nukem video games follow muscular adventures of its titular protagonist, who
initially was a mash-up of action-hero tropes. The muscular cigar-chomping
figure has been fighting aliens in order to save planet Earth since 1991, when
the first game was released.
The project was previously set up at Dimension Films, although the rights
lapsed. Paramount picked up the movie rights from Gearbox Software, the company
behind the game.