Based off the cult classic video games from the ’90s, a Duke Nukem movie is in the works! As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, Cobra Kai creators Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz, and Hayden Schlossberg are producers on this upcoming movie.
In case you are not aware, the Duke Nukem video games had their start in the ’90s; while the first two entries in the franchise (released in 1991 and 1993 respectively) were platformers, that of 1996’s Duke Nukem 3D was a first-person shooter, and it cemented itself as one of the best first-person shooters of the decade. At the center of these video games is the titular Duke Nukem – a wise cracking, aggressive, and super-macho guy.
From the 1996 video game and onwards, the franchise has embraced a really over-the-top and goofy tone, offering a bombastic and exhilarating atmosphere.
Did you grow up playing these video games? Does the idea of a Duke Nukem movie interest you? At the time of this writing, the movie is still looking for both a writer and director.
We think it is surreal that games like this and Twisted Metal are getting modern adaptations (the latter being turned into a TV show that will appear on the streaming service Peacock). Between these games, and even the recent Sonic 2 movie, it is really cool to see several great video games of the ’90s get movie/TV show adaptations. Hell, we are even getting a Tekken anime on Netflix!
What is your favorite video game from the ’90s?
When it comes to that upcoming Twisted Metal TV show, did you hear about who will be voicing that of the game’s iconic character Sweet Tooth?
And speaking of video games, did you happen to see the new trailer for Marvel’s Midnight Suns? It is an upcoming game that involves card based combat, but also, the trailer features a neat remix of the iconic Metallica song “Master of Puppets.”