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Legendary Entertainment and the creators of Cobra Kai, Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg, have paid for the rights to develop a movie based on the Duke Nukem video game series, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Marla Studios’ Jean Julien Baronnet, who worked on Assassin’s Creed, will also produce the film, as well as Heald, Hurtwitz and Schlossberg’ Counterbalance Entertainment.
Gearbox years ago had a Duke Nukem project in development at Paramount with John Cena set to star. However, work on the film eventually stopped.
Another Gearbox IP, Borderlands, is getting its own movie that it set to hit theaters later this year. It is directed by Eli Roth and stars Cate Blanchett, Kevin Hart, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jack Black, and more.
There are four mainline Duke Nukem video game series. This includes 1991’s Duke Nukem, 1993’s Duke Nukem II, 1996’s Duke Nukem 3D, and 2011’s Duke Nukem Forever.
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