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, THR experiences, 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 without end, and alongside Wolfenstein 3D and Doom, it popularized the primary particular person 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 sexy goal for movie variations, however no tasks ever bought off the bottom. Heald, Hurwitz, and Schlossberg, alongside Legendary Leisure, at the moment are poised to make a Duke Nukem movie a actuality.
Heald, Hurwitz, and Schlossberg are producing below their Counterbalance Leisure banner. They’re reportedly searching for a screenwriter, whereas leaving open the likelihood that the Counterbalance crew may direct.
Within the meantime they’ve loads to maintain them busy. Cobra Kai Season 5 debuts on Netflix on September ninth, 2022.