More Details On The Duke Nukem Movie Starring John Cena Revealed
"You know that having a misogynistic guy in today's world, how do you make that fun and loveable?"
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A new Duke Nukem movie starring John Cena in the lead role is on the way, and now we've learned more about it. Producers Andrew Form and Brad Fuller discussed the upcoming film in an interview with CinemaBlend. The Nukem character is brash, outspoken, and sexist.
Form admitted that it has been a struggle to come up with ideas for how to make the Duke Nukem movie "a really fun ride" despite the title character's tone.
"You know that having a misogynistic guy in today's world, how do you make that fun and loveable?" he said. "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."
Form went on to say that they won't make the movie if the tone is off. He cited Deadpool as an example of a film with a brash leading character that got it right.
"How do you nail that tone in the way that Deadpool nailed the tone?" he said. "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."
It is still early days for the Duke Nukem movie. There is no script yet, Form confirmed. And it sounds like Cena is not 100 percent locked in for the role yet. "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," Form said.
You can read the full interview and story here at CinemaBlend.
The Duke Nukem video game series has been dormant since 2011's critically panned but million-selling Duke Nukem Forever. Gearbox Software, which owns the rights to the Duke Nukem series, confirmed in 2015 that it had done some concept work on a all new, "head-turning" Duke Nukem game. However, Gearbox might not make the new game.