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Duke Nukem Movie Planned

Scott Faye, producer of the upcoming Max Payne film adaptation, is working on a Duke Nukem movie with Scott Miller, CEO of game series creator 3D Realms.

"As is the case with all of my game adaptations, I'd rather not make the movie than make a poor adaptation," Faye told Kotaku. He added, "I'm working at establishing a Duke film scenario that will compel a studio to finance a feature version. Certainly, there's a large audience that knows and loves this character."

According to the report, Miller's Radar Group will be involved in every step of the film's production. "Why go out of your way to acquire an [intellectual property] if you're not going to use as much of it as you can in the adaptation process?" Faye asked.

Details on the film were scant, but Faye promised to stay faithful to the series: "We're expanding Duke's 'storyverse' in a very significant major way without abandoning or negating any element that's being used to introduce Duke to the next gen platforms."

Faye also told Kotaku about Max Payne star Mark Wahlberg's interest in making a sequel as well as his method for video game adaptation, saying, "If I'm going to play a videogame based on a feature film, the last thing I want to do is play through the film narrative."

The Shacknews editorial staff humbly reminds readers that a Duke Nukem film is actually old news.

From The Chatty
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    September 8, 2008 1:24 PM

    No fucking way. There's no person on this earth cool enough to play Duke.

    I bet he ends up being played by Will Smith. Calling it now. ;)

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      September 8, 2008 1:26 PM

      considering duke was seemingly inspired by bruce campbell i would hardly say nobody is "cool enough"

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        September 8, 2008 1:31 PM

        All the actors I know that could have played the role peaked in the 80s.

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          September 8, 2008 5:03 PM

          corey feldman would be awesome.

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        September 9, 2008 11:11 AM

        Yeah, but that was before Campbell went gray and packed on 30 lbs. of flab in his gut/jowls... Also, if the movie resembles DNF's production schedule there's a very real possibility that he'll be dead before its release.

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        September 11, 2008 8:49 PM

        Bruce C rocks!

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      September 8, 2008 1:27 PM

      I agree that no one is cool enough to handle the role properly, but the prospect of a Nukem movie still gets me all hot and bothered.

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      September 8, 2008 1:28 PM

      Comedy post right? I think any B level actor will be cheesy enough to deliver a few one liners and flex at the camera.

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      September 8, 2008 1:30 PM

      Or Michael Clarke Duncan

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      September 8, 2008 1:44 PM

      Ron Perlman could do it justice. It'd be Hellboy with less demon and more sleaze.

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      September 8, 2008 1:56 PM

      Resurrect the Arnold of 1980?

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      September 8, 2008 1:59 PM

      tyrese gibson would beat out will smith for this role.

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      September 8, 2008 2:01 PM

      Kurt Russell. thread over

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      September 8, 2008 2:19 PM

      i'd only really accept Bruce Campbell tbh. noone else is cool enough.

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      September 8, 2008 2:28 PM

      What's Dolph Lundgren up to these days

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        September 8, 2008 6:40 PM

        hell no. that guy's as mechanical as they come.

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      September 8, 2008 3:23 PM

      Howie Long!

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      September 8, 2008 3:36 PM

      haha.. John Cena.. srsly...

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        September 8, 2008 3:45 PM

        He kinda fits. Don't know if he can act though.

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          September 8, 2008 4:05 PM

          Does it matter? B/

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            September 8, 2008 5:05 PM

            yeah it doesnt, but what matters is if cena gets involved if the movie gets WWE'd with all types of wrestling moves instead of Nukem action.

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        September 9, 2008 8:17 AM

        I would stab myself in the crotch with a soldering iron if they cast Cena

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        September 11, 2008 1:58 PM

        I was thinking "the guy from The Marine!", but clearly someone beat me to it. ;)

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      September 9, 2008 6:16 AM

      Gary Busey.

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      September 9, 2008 11:08 AM

      Hate to say it, but the role seems perfect for Vin Diesel. Requires very little acting talent, just a muscular dude with a grainy voice. Diesel also has the appreciation for games required to really understand the character.

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