Duke Nukem, the classic video game franchise is being developed as a feature movie by Legendary Entertainment, and the creative team who got us the Cobra Kai series, Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz, and Hayden Schlossberg, are going to produce it!
The Duke Nukem character is inspired by the classic 1980s action movie heroes and in the game, he battles aliens who have invaded and are terrorizing Los Angeles. He travels from strip clubs and movie sets to moon bases and spaceships, dealing with mutated LAPD officers, women used in alien incubators, and the Cycloid Emperor.
Nukem is a crazy and fun character. The 90s version of the character doesn’t really fit in with the hypersensitive society that we now live in. He’s an egotistical and sexist jerk who throws dollar bills at strippers. But hey, the Cobra Kai team was able to make Johnny Lawrence a sweet character!
Hollywood has been trying to get a Duke Nukem movie for many years. One of the most recent tries came four years ago from producers Andrew Form and Brad Fuller and John Cena was attached to that.