Tomb Raider is again a movie in 2018. Hell, even Rampage is a movie now. What’s next, Duke Nukem?
CinemaBlend sat down the producers of the Duke Nukem movie, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller, because yes, it is still in development. Form explained that in trying to pick the right tone for Duke Nukem, the pair looked to Deadpool for inspiration:
“We are working on Duke Nukem right now. It’s going to be about tone. That’s about tone. 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.”
So, are they trying to nail the tone of Duke Nukem the way Deadpool nailed the tone of the comic it was adapted from? Or are they trying to just go for Deadpool‘s tone? Because that is exactly what I was afraid would happen to a lot of franchises shooting for an R-rating, post Deadpool‘s insane success.
Form went on to explain the struggles of adapting a character like Nukem for the modern world:
“You know that having a misogynistic guy in today’s world, 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.”
Finally Form explained that the rumor John Cena is attached is true, at least for now:
“Yeah, that’s what we’re working with now. He is. Yes. 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’s ways that he could pull out, but right now he’s our guy.”
Are you interested in a Duke Nukem film? Does Cena sweeten the pot, or spoil the broth? Let us know your thoughts in the comic section below.
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