It looks like we may just get to see John Cena star in the upcoming Duke Nukem film.
Hollywood Reporter revealed today that the famous WWE wrestler is currently in negotiations to star in Duke Nukem, a theatrical adaptation of the Duke Nukem action game franchise. Initially set up by Dimension Films, the project has been taken over by Paramount.
In recent years, John Cena has steadily made a name for himself as an actor. His most recent role was in the film Daddy’s Home 2, which has already grossed over $100 million domestically. Paramount is also known for distributing a number of upcoming films featuring John Cena such as the announced Transformers spinoff, Bumblebee.
The new Duke Nukem movie adaptation will be the first we’ve seen of the rough-edged action hero since Duke Nukem Forever, released in 2011. After being stuck in development for years, the game was released by 2k Games only to be panned by both fans and critics for its dated graphics, mechanics and unpolished quality.
The Duke Nukem film is still a long way off, having no director on board. Platinum Dunes, a production company led by Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller will be producing the film adaptation. The company will soon be looking for the film’s scriptwriter.
No release window for Duke Nukem has currently been announced.
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