It’s time to kick ass and chew bubble gum, and Duke Nukem is all out of gum. The irreverent online game motion hero is headed to the silver display screen, THR stories, to be produced by Cobra Kai creators Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz, and Hayden Schlossberg.
Duke Nukem dropped in 1991 as a platformer for the PC, and the 1993 sequel adopted the identical mannequin. However 1996’s Duke Nukem 3D helped change video video games endlessly, and alongside Wolfenstein 3D and Doom, it popularized the primary individual shooter, now probably the most dominant online game codecs. Hail to the king, child!
Modeled on Nineteen Eighties motion heroes like Kurt Russell and Arnold Schwarzenegger, the titular Nukem fought off an alien invasion whereas firing off nearly as many punchlines as bullets. These attributes, coupled with greater than $1 billion in online game gross sales, have made it a horny goal for movie diversifications, however no initiatives ever obtained off the bottom. Heald, Hurwitz, and Schlossberg, alongside Legendary Leisure, are actually poised to make a Duke Nukem movie a actuality.
Heald, Hurwitz, and Schlossberg are producing below their Counterbalance Leisure banner. They’re reportedly in search of a screenwriter, whereas leaving open the chance that the Counterbalance crew might direct.
Within the meantime they’ve a lot to maintain them busy. Cobra Kai Season 5 debuts on Netflix on September ninth, 2022.