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Duke Nukem film in the works

Duke Nukem film in the works

Duke Nukem Forever may not be getting any closer to release, but that doesn't mean the same is true for the film.

There's been a spate of classic computer games making the move to the big screen recently, ranging from Doom and Hitman through to Silent Hill and it appears that there are more on the way - and we aren't talking about the BioShock movie for once.

According to comments made by Scott Faye, who is currently working as a producer for the Max Payne movie adaptation, there is also a Duke Nukem movie in production over in Hollywood.

"I'm working diligently at making a Duke Nukem movie scenario that will live up to the character and its import in the videogame world," said Scott in a comment to the press. Sounds like maybe Scott doesn't understand that gamers love Duke precisely because he isn't serious or important.

Faye's company Depth Entertainment currently has a series of production deals in place with the Radar Group, which is owned by Duke Creator and ex-3D Realms-er Scott Miller. The pair are apparently working on a series of "new cross-media franchises that are being designed from the ground up as games and films."

As if that didn't show his eagerness though, Faye is also linked to the production of the American McGee's Alice film, though the project has suffered setbacks now that Sarah Michelle Gellar has left the project despite long-term involvement.

When can we expect to see Duke Nukem: The Film reach the big screen? Place your bets in the forums.

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Daniel114 9th September 2008, 12:05 Quote
Release date of 2020?
proxess 9th September 2008, 12:08 Quote
Duke should be played by Arnold.
clumsy_culhane 9th September 2008, 12:08 Quote
Realistally, I think we can expect a release date in the region of 2014-2018, all things considered.. Mabye I'm being too nice, giving them 10 years..
p3n 9th September 2008, 12:49 Quote
Surely they cant get away with the Piggy police?
[USRF]Obiwan 9th September 2008, 12:51 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by proxess
Duke should be played by Arnold.

Duke should NOT be played by a 75 old ex body boulder...
Silver51 9th September 2008, 12:52 Quote
If it's anything like Duke Nukem: Forever, it'll just be the Pearl and Dean adverts for 3 hours then a 5 minute teaser trailer of what the film might have looked like.
ChaosDefinesOrder 9th September 2008, 12:53 Quote
Unless he's too old to do it now, Kurt Russel has my nomination for playing Duke - hell watch Stargate the movie again and look at the O'Niel character - Kurt looks like Duke Nukem without even trying to! ;-P
adamc 9th September 2008, 13:07 Quote
Ron Perlman? or Mickey Rourke?
ChromeX 9th September 2008, 13:15 Quote
This is wierd, me and a friend were talking about a DN film on friday night. One of those drunken conversations. And I agree with adamc, ron perlman is the guy for the job!
CardJoe 9th September 2008, 13:35 Quote
Ron Perlman for the win. There's nothing that man can't do.
Almightyrastus 9th September 2008, 13:52 Quote
Bruce Campbell - Well he has already said the right lines..........
UrbanMarine 9th September 2008, 14:01 Quote
Duke is one of my favorite video game characters of all time and I still play DUKE3D. I just hope they cast him right and the story isn't to hollywooded up. Cross your fingers for a release before we die.
Nature 9th September 2008, 14:23 Quote
like 5 other nerds in this forum and millions typing right now..... The movie will probably be released be4 tha game :D!


Does anyone else (sensually) recall the audio porn scene between Duke and his hoodrat @ the end of DN3D? again.... :D!
roshan 9th September 2008, 15:08 Quote
Duke Nukem film ? Where is the game?.I think Duke's role must be played by harrison ford. Because he is over 65.since game delayed more than 10 years.And duke must be very old by now.
Xtrafresh 9th September 2008, 15:41 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by proxess
Duke should be played by Arnold.
Yeah! and bring Rod Steward in to play the evil mastermind!

And use a pair of denchers as primary weapon instead of the chainsaw!
UrbanMarine 9th September 2008, 16:48 Quote
In 1991 he was I think aged in the mid-20s. If anything Duke's in his 40s now.

As for actors: Thomas Jane, Ron Perlman, Bruce Willis, Sam Elliot
Jik 9th September 2008, 17:23 Quote
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Originally Posted by UrbanMarine
In 1991 he was I think aged in the mid-20s. If anything Duke's in his 40s now.

As for actors: Thomas Jane, Ron Perlman, Bruce Willis, Sam Elliot

This was the first thing that came to my mind also.
CardJoe 9th September 2008, 17:53 Quote
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Originally Posted by Almightyrastus
Bruce Campbell - Well he has already said the right lines..........

You sir, win the internets.
s3v3n 9th September 2008, 19:38 Quote
Jackie Chan for the Duke! lol j/k

Duke kind of reminds me of Bruce Willis in Die Hard
Redbeaver 9th September 2008, 19:39 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by [USRF
Obiwan]
Quote:
Originally Posted by proxess
Duke should be played by Arnold.

Duke should NOT be played by a 75 old ex body boulder...

actually, Duke looks like a 45 yr old ex body builder..... i mean... Hollywood can fix those wrinkles, can they? ;)

altho, with Arnold, i dont think i can live with his accent as Duke...

Duke has to have a "Duke-Accent".
ParaHelix.org 9th September 2008, 22:19 Quote
Is it just me or doesn't Half Life the movie sound good.
Alainn.nl 9th September 2008, 23:08 Quote
Is the storyline going to be something along the lines of Waiting for Godot?
Amon 10th September 2008, 01:00 Quote
AHA!

ahhahahaaahh aha hawhaw hahahaghh hahahwha haw haw haw....

'twas that funny.
Yemerich 10th September 2008, 01:13 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by UrbanMarine
In 1991 he was I think aged in the mid-20s. If anything Duke's in his 40s now.

As for actors: Thomas Jane, Ron Perlman, Bruce Willis, Sam Elliot

It's duke nuken. Not some "matusalem" remake... I think Duke isn't any of the actual actors... he's hidding somewhere smoking a cigar while doing some workout.

And bruce willis is making some "extra-hour" on earth. May God have him in His grace. ASAP!
MaximumShow 10th September 2008, 02:44 Quote
DN the movie came out a long time ago. It is called "They Live".

IMDB
docodine 10th September 2008, 04:48 Quote
Patrick Stewart gets my vote for Duke.
Nature 10th September 2008, 07:09 Quote
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Originally Posted by ParaHelix.org
Is it just me or doesn't Half Life the movie sound good.

Hell yeah!

Barrack Obama = Gordan Freeman!

Duke will be played be Margret thatcher.... But realistically, it'll be Christian Bale :D!!

Has anyone else noticed that Body building giants aren't in the hollywood mix anymore? Where are the freakishly enormous europeeeean immigrants?
docodine 10th September 2008, 07:27 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nature
Hell yeah!

Barrack Obama = Gordan Freeman!

Duke will be played be Margret thatcher.... But realistically, it'll be Christian Bale :D!!

Has anyone else noticed that Body building giants aren't in the hollywood mix anymore? Where are the freakishly enormous europeeeean immigrants?

True, I mean, who was the last Hulk? I'm pretty sure that Ahnuld (in his Hulk days) could rip Edward Nortan in half...

The new James Bond movie needs a Jaws comeback.
DaMightyMouse 10th September 2008, 09:25 Quote
Come on How about "Dolph Lundgren" as Duke ... LOL
Sathy 10th September 2008, 14:13 Quote
This has got to be the saddest idea related to movie making since Mr.Boll started his career.
Not going to hold my breath, even if it becomes a reality.
ChromeX 10th September 2008, 14:19 Quote
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Originally Posted by docodine
Patrick Stewart gets my vote for Duke.

Those alien *******s are gonna pay for shootin' up my enterprise! Nah he'd probably try diplomacy first, duke is all about whoopin ass!
Skepsis 11th September 2008, 03:25 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by ParaHelix.org
Is it just me or doesn't Half Life the movie sound good.

Yeah Half Life movie would be epic but Mr Freeman talking :o
Skepsis 11th September 2008, 03:27 Quote
also just supply Bruce Willis with steroids and we have a winner.
Amon 11th September 2008, 03:48 Quote
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Originally Posted by Skepsis
also just supply Bruce Willis with steroids and we have a winner.
Either that or Sylvester Stallone built up again. He's got the voice and attitude, at least.
dylAndroid 11th September 2008, 06:28 Quote
Actually, they already cast him. The actor's a 12 year old boy, but by the time they get around to filming, he'll be the right age.
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